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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  • Harry Purcell

    Cruz and Roddy White are morons.

  • Jah

    This Author shouldn’t try to interpret how Black athlete thinks —”YES, CRUZ IS ALSO PART BLACK!

    And noticed, he apologized to Trayvon Martin’s family, not Zimmerman. His statement may be in poor taste as far as the celebrity he is but make no mistake, that brother shares the sentiments of just about every Black in America right now.

    So, it make no sense for this Author to try to attempt to condemn Black atheletes for their statements about this broken Justice System. You either with those White Racists or you with Blacks and those of like-minds. What are you, Josh SANCHEZ???

    • Patrick Doe

      Go back to your slums you racist. With all your comments you’re the racist individual that only sees skin color unlike us white people. Also in your previous comments, if you think you would “beat a white man’s ass” thinks again. The white man would outsmart someone like youyou joke. There are white people and white trash, there are Asians and wannabe thugs, and finally there are educated blacks and niggers and you know very well which you are