(CBS) Following George Zimmerman’s acquittal of all charges in his trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White fired off the following tweet.

“All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid,” White tweeted.

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One day later, White apologized for his ‘extreme’ tweet.

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“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.”

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The NFL announced it would not comment on the Zimmerman verdict.