Roddy White is at it again, apologizing for a controversial tweet on a front-page topic.
“All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid” the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and James Island High School graduate tweeted @roddywhiteTV in response to the not guilty verdict delivered by the George Zimmerman jury that heard the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Fla.
All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
White backed off Sunday after the blast stirred a social media frenzy, mostly negative.
I understand my tweet last nite was extreme. I never meant for the people to do that. I was shocked and upset about the verdict. I am sorry.— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
“I understand my tweet last nite was extreme. I never meant for the people to do that. I was shocked and upset about the verdict. I am sorry.”
But White didn't delete his first Zimmerman-related tweet sent to 163,201 followers, and beyond to national news outlets.
This isn't White's first Twitter trouble. His initial defense of Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal drew ridicule in mainstream media outlets.
White apologized and clarified.
Later, he waded into the Lance Armstrong steroid flap.
“What's y'all opinion about the Lance Armstrong interview I actually believe he never did doping,” White tweeted.
White told the Post and Courier in January that while his Twitter account fans flames, it also pleases Falcons fans.
“It's fun to give away game tickets or movie tickets,” White said. “It's fun to get to communicate with fans on a one-on-one basis and to get to meet them at various events and functions, too.”
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