Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2013

Atlanta Falcons Roddy White tweets George Zimmerman jurors should kill themselves

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White responded to George Zimmerman’s acquittal Saturday night by tweeting that all the jurors should “go home tonight and kill themselves” for allowing a “grown man get away with killing a kid.”

It didn’t take long for the NFL, his agent or the team to pressure the wideout for an apology.

He had tweeted right before, “F–king Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live in.”

He concluded by taking offense to the retweets and criticisms of his comments.

“It’s crazy how people on twitter want me to get in trouble for a tweet that they are retweeting because they want something to happen thanks”

He later apologized in another tweet.

“I understand my tweet last nite was extreme,” White wrote Sunday. “I never meant for the people to do that. I was shocked and upset about the verdict. I am sorry.”

The NFL said on Sunday it would not comment on the Zimmerman verdict.


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