George Zimmerman found not guilty, athletes react
The not guilty verdict on the George Zimmerman murder trial brought about strong reaction from the sports world. Below are a few of tweets that express some anger, but mostly sadness from some of your favorite ball players…
Everything happens for a reason. God uses things like this to teach us things. But I'm not sure of the lesson this time….
— Bill Hall (@BillHall_III) July 14, 2013
Sad day in America! Makes me even more protective of my little boy! No making sense out of nonsense. May God Bless the Martin Family!
— Tina Thompson (@IamTinaThompson) July 14, 2013
These tears right now in my eyes are for Trayvon's family, for my nephews for my unborn son(God willing one day) this is so hard to bare!
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) July 14, 2013
Watched a lot of the case…though manslaughter was a definite! Thinking about everyone involved especially the Martin family
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 14, 2013
How do I explain this to my young boys????
— THREE (@DwyaneWade) July 14, 2013
It's not a race thing 4 me, it's the fact I have 2 sons and I couldn't imagine 1 of them losing their life that way! Could've been avoided.
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas2) July 14, 2013
I've tried to get my thoughts together about this Martin trial. I just don't understand how u can kill a child and go home. Sad day
— Maurice Jones-Drew (@Jones_Drew32) July 14, 2013
Dear pro athletes- stay off twitter regarding this verdict. Sincerely- you're welcome
— Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10) July 14, 2013
I really don't know if what I'm feeling right now is anger or just pure sadness. #JusticeforTrayvonMartin
— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuckNYG91) July 14, 2013
Let the dialogue continue in the locker rooms, and on the team planes, and let it transform itself into understanding, openness, and action.