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New York Giants’ Victor Cruz Tweets That “Hood” Will Catch up to George Zimmerman

July 14th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

After months of silence, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has become somewhat vocal after signing what amounts to a six-year deal with Big Blue. And after jurors found George Zimmerman "not guilty" in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday night, Cruz sent out what appeared to be an angry tweet, suggesting Zimmerman will be murdered within a year.

"Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn't last a year before the hood catches up to him," Cruz tweeted.

After careful consideration, the tweet was promptly deleted, but not before Breitbart was able to snag a screen shot of it.

Regardless of which side of this case you come up on, this is not an appropriate reaction. Hoping for and/or suggesting that the death of another is imminent only serves to inspire further unnecessary violence that has erupted across the country. And when you're in the position of being a role model — something Cruz claims to embrace — leading your followers in such a negatively emotionally-charged way is counter-productive to everything he's preached in the past.

In this country, all men and women have the right to be judged by their peers and are deemed innocent until proven guilty. And after much deliberation, a jury of six women (five of them Mother's) decided that, based on the evidence presented and the laws in Florida as they are written, that Zimmerman was not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter.

It's time to move on and not further feed the anger and violence.

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6 Responses to “New York Giants’ Victor Cruz Tweets That “Hood” Will Catch up to George Zimmerman”

  1.  Sparky says:

    Hopefully he realized that in this day and age of social media that you need to keep your emotions (especially those that he expressed) to yourself and it is better off debated on a forum where you have a few more words allowed than the amount on twitter.

    I watched quite a few hours of the case and it was a travesty of a lot of bad judgments on both sides (IMHO). What Victor probably doesn’t realize is that there are quite of followers of his that probably didn’t see 10 minutes of the case and because “Victor thinks that Zimmerman has it coming to him” that will be there emotion also; because he is more informed than they are because they were to busy to pay attention to the case and feed off his emotion.

    The trial was performed under the laws of Florida and they came up with a ruling, if everyone got pissed off at the outcome of every case (even in the Supreme Court) than we would be in a constant state of turmoil.

    Victor is young and maybe he is feeling his oats from this huge new contract and figures that he will need to weigh in on more social issues now but as a business person he has to realize that he may have lost a few sales of those T-Shirts that are flying off the shelves.

    Victor is better off playing football to the best of his ability and debating courtroom verdicts (in person and not on the media) with his new found friends over a couple of cold ones.

    He has about 10 months to express his views on the contract negotiations for Nicks which he is more suited to comment on.

  2.  Dirt says:

    Krow’s been looking for more thugs and less saints. Who knew we had one right under our nose in our slot receiver?!

    (Disclaimer: this comment is not in support or disagreement with the verdict.)

  3.  Dirt says:

    Cruz will learn he can’t tweet stuff like that. But it’s not an unreasonable observation. Although it’s highly unlikely someone outside the victim’s family would ever “extract revenge” against someone that has no impact on their own personal life, I saw an number of tweets containing Zimmerman’s address last night. So, you never know. There are some nut jobs out there.

    In any event, whatever happened, it’s a travesty. Two families are impacted forever. I just hope for peace.

  4.  Joe Mac says:

    am i the only one who dont understand why the travon martin case is such a big deal?? 40 people on average are murdered every single day that goes by in america.. .. 270 people a day world wide, the only reason you have an opinion on this “one” murder case that happened a year and a half ago, is because your media told you to. put that effort into american foreign policy if you really want “justice” from the government look how it gives justice around the world.

  5.  Steve Thompson says:

    Cruz’s comment should be outright condemned, even more so than someone making an anti-gay comment. His comment could directly lead to violence against Zimmerman. It is shameful and should be condemned. But bias will give this a pass. Shameful!

  6.  SalsaForAll says:

    Joe – its because the media likes to blow up situations and instigate on both sides for the sake of ratings. They make a lot of money from it. The more people that they can get upset(and therefore emotionally envolved) the better.

    If this was black on black it wouldn’t have even made statewide news. Why? Duh, no money to be made.

    Leave it to the morbid media to stir the s**t pot time and time again.