Though Twitter is usually slow on a Saturday night in the middle of July, the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict drew the world to social media.
NFL players, in the final two weeks of their summer vacation before training camp starts, seemed to send out the most controversial tweets reacting to the verdict. Victor Cruz and Tyrann Mathieu sent out tweets that they would later delete, while Roddy White apologized for his reaction, but kept his tweet up on his feed.
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Not all NFL players reacted outrageously to the verdict. Many Patriots players tweeted out their disappointment without going to the extreme. [tweet https://twitter.com/L_Blount27/status/356232107305074688 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/L_Blount27/status/356239657299742721 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/ShaneVereen34/status/356232802229956608 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/ShaneVereen34/status/356235329025478656 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/aarondobson17/status/356275297194225664 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/_Lova12/status/356234139223076867 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/Dajones19/status/356235068265598976 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/KTdaWinner/status/356235248356442112 align=center] [tweet https://twitter.com/McCourtyTwins/status/356235680835313664 align=center]