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Falcons star tells jurors in Zimmerman trial to 'kill themselves'

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White apologized for comments he made on Twitter related to the George Zimmerman verdict.

Zimmerman, who had been charged in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty.

Several NFL players reacted to the verdict over Twitter, with White writing, "All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid."

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.

A screen capture of the Twitter feed:

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notblind 1 year, 1 month ago

It's funny how when the tables are turned on Mr. White he has the nerve to say " ...people are trying to get me in trouble....". Falcons should cut him loose.

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R 1 year, 1 month ago

Yep ... No uninformed hatred on display here.

Maybe the Falcons will spring for sensitivity training.

As to the world we live in, it's one that pays NFL players far TOO much for their contributions at large.

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SuxBeanU 1 year, 1 month ago

So was this goofball present the night this went down? Does he even know the martin kid?I f white answered no to either question, then maybe he should just stf up.

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John5214 1 year, 1 month ago

Yep, Roddy is stupid. But c'mon we knew that long before yesterday. Someday we will see Roddy on the news for beating his wife, drug possession or DUI. He will blame it on society or someone else and claim he is the victim. He will get off or just get probation (because he is a NFL star:) and will be very happy with our legal system. He will do/say stupid things again and again because he is an idiot. But he will continue to get a pass on his actions. One day we will all have a good laugh when his stupidity comes back to bite him. Five years after his NFL days are over he will be broke and living off the government. So cheer up everyone. We will continue to read about this bozo and soon our taxes will be paying him, too.

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Wyoming1 1 year, 1 month ago

Is anyone really surprised by roddy whites initial comments last night? Should not be, this is typical for a spoiled, overpayed non important athlete. Who thinks just because anytime he spews trash from his mouth its Gospel. Sorry roddy you are the dirtiest of birds.

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NorcrossDot 1 year, 1 month ago

Roddy you should be ashamed of yourself. Look at the opportunities you have had and you took advantage of them. Kudos for that. However the USA is a nation of laws. That means everyone here has to obey the laws. Trial by jury is also a privilege afforded to very few elsewhere in the world.

You are an embarrassment to the University of Alabama-Birmingham not withstanding the embarrassment to yourself.

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hangdogs 1 year, 1 month ago

What does Mr. White have to say about all of the black on black murders in Chicago?

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notblind 1 year, 1 month ago

Hopefully the REAL TM will come out in the next few weeks along with articles about the misconduct by the prosecution.. ..................... Here is some old news if anyone cares to read it.

http://www.wagist.com/2012/dan-linehan/misconceptions-in-the-trayvon-martin-case

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notblind 1 year, 1 month ago

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” ― Jesse Jackson

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suedehead 1 year, 1 month ago

I'm willing to bet this is the only time you're willing to quote JJ. Don't care for the guy, but we got the message. No need to post in EVERY article.

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kevin 1 year, 1 month ago

what else would you expect from the mouth of a trash bag falcon player? Seems the owners put up with his trash talk because they don't want to hurt the team's "trash" image. This sure gives the team ownership a bad score in the public's eyes since they stay quiet on this and accept his mouth.

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suedehead 1 year, 1 month ago

Poor Kevin, still in 1998. The Falcons no longer have the trash image they once had. Some players may, but the team, no.

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R 1 year, 1 month ago

Dog trainer by chance?

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tommcd 1 year, 1 month ago

Just another example of black racism.

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dentaldawg83 1 year, 1 month ago

are all pro football players dumb as a bag of rocks?

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NewsReader 1 year, 1 month ago

Not all of them. Some are hoping one day to be able to reach "rock" status!

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John5214 1 year, 1 month ago

Roddy White. Coming soon, to a police station near you.

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