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Monday, July 15, 2013

Athletes Respond to Verdict

Monday Update:   Victor Cruz apologizes.   "Conversation" not "confrontation" is the goal.  Claims he has never supported violence.

Earlier:  My colleague Dave Zirin at The Nation collects twitter responses from athletes to the Trayvon verdict.  Not typical, but  Victor Cruz of the football Giants tweeted then deleted:  "Zimmerman doesn't last a year til the hood catches up to him." Heartfelt responses but a few over the line: 
Some reacted with a rage many of us also feel in our hearts today, but will undoubtedly earn them calls from team management. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White wrote, "All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid."