January 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC wide receiver Victor Cruz of the New York Giants (80) waves to the fans during practice for the 2013 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Cruz is Latest to Apologize For George Zimmerman Tweet

New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz was one of many athletes to take to twitter following the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, and just like most of the others, Cruz is feeling some post-tweet regret. Just like Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, Cruz has apologized for his tweet that stated Zimmerman wouldn’t last a year before “the hood caught up with him”.

It was out of character for Cruz to create buzz with his comments, but he issued an apology in a series of tweets after thinking over what he sent out.

His apology read:

“My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter. I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize, that’s why I deleted it.  I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress.  I never have and never will advocate violence under any circumstances and I pray that we all encourage and educate each other.  The death of Trayvon Martin is an unthinkable tragedy that is any parent’s worst nightmare.  As a father, I want my daughter to grow up in a country that uses this tragedy to heal and grow and progress.  My prayers continue to go out to Trayvon Martin’s family.”

Cruz simply overreacted to the news and let his emotions get the best of him, but we can understand his reaction.

This is just another example of athletes tweeting before they think. At least it is better than getting in trouble for drinking before you drive.

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