(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.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
One day later, White apologized for his ‘extreme’ tweet.READ MORE: Bears Reportedly Hiring Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
“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.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion Survey
The NFL announced it would not comment on the Zimmerman verdict.