Athletes react to bin Laden’s death

While the nation rejoiced upon hearing Osama bin Laden had been killed, the sports world didn’t take a back seat.

Athletes from all walks took to Twitter to share their thoughts regarding the demise of the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

Editors note: A tweet from New York Jets center Nick Mangold was inadvertently attributed to New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher. We apologize for the mistake.

Chad Ochocinco (NFL player and Twitter afficionado)

Waking up to the news on Osama’s death.Justice has been served after yrs of searching.As we rejoice as a country something still worries me

Now that Osama has been killed what about those willing to revenge his death?How do u fight or defend against those willing 2 die 4 a cause?

A cause usually dies with its leader but terrorism didn’t start with Osama and won’t end with him,nonetheless it’s a great day for us.


Warren Sapp (Former NFL player)

Good Morning. Its an "11" Day!! Let’s Get It!!! Victory Monday!!! Take That, Take That Bin Ladin!!


Mike Tyson (Former heavyweight champion)

Obama got rid of Osama!!


Lance Armstrong (Cycling legend)



LeBron James (Two-time NBA MVP)

Obama words are earth moving and inspiring.


Drew Brees (Super Bowl winning QB)

God Bless America


Jimmie Johnson (Five-time NASCAR champion)

Man, I went to bed early and missed the big news. What a way to wake up though. Thanks to all the men and women who serve our country.


Steve Nash (Two-time NBA MVP)

Since we caught Osama do I still have to take my laptop out at security?


Andy Roddick (Tennis star)

Words cannot do justice to the amount of thanks we should bestow upon those whose life mission it is to keep the world safe. Thank you


Nick Mangold (New York Jets C)

As an adopted New Yorker, I couldn’t be more proud of men & women of our country’s military for getting the job done. #USA


Ozzie Guillen (Chicago White Sox manager)

to all the troops you guys are my heros


Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns WR)

Shouts out 2 the troops who fought so hard, lives on the line, but persevered thru it all & I am deeply honored


Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies forward)

Ok so we killed Osama. Now all we have to do is find Waldo and Carmen San Diego! Then I will be impressed!!!!


Matt Leinart (Former Heisman Trophy winner)

Osama Bin Laden has been killed according to reports. Wow


John Daly (Pro golfer)

The main victors in capture & death of Osama bin Laden: The men and women of the armed forces!!! God Bless You!


Roddy White (Atlanta Falcons WR)

I’m mad that they found him in a mansion though he was just chilling I’m happy he is dead caused our country a lot of pain.


Kerry Rhodes (Arizona Cardinals safety)

The news isn’t all that great I don’t think! I feel it just gives al qaeda more incentive to do something else. Wat u think?


Shawne Merriman (Buffalo Bills LB)

They got his ass…#USA


C.J. Wilson (Texas Rangers pitcher)

Jack Bauer defeats reigning international hide and go seek champion! #headshot let’s be honest though- this is still an ongoing issue.”


Eddie Royal (Denver Broncos WR)

So sad to hear the news about osama bin laden… NOT!!


Brian Cushing (Houston Texans LB)

I wish i could have sacked osama bin laden before he was killed.. regardless i want to congratulate all of those who worked so hard to help make this happen.. huge day for the US.


Dallas Braden (Oakland A’s pitcher)

no more terrorist playing cards, time 4 terrorist twister! left A$$ cheek on kadafi. can I see a body tho? could b hangin’ w/2pac and Elvis


Reggie Bush (NFL RB)

It seems that people have mixed emotions about the Death of Bin Laden. I believe we must still maintain awareness of possible revenge


Lamarr Woodley (Pittsburgh Steelers LB)

Happy to hear that a horrible human being like #osama bid laden who has done so much harm to others is FINALLY gone