New York Jets Players’ Reactions To George Zimmerman Verdict

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As the world found out over the weekend, George Zimmerman, who shot an unarmed teenager by the name of Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty. The nation mourned and rendered their own opinions. Living in the digital world that we do, several New York Jets players took to Twitter to voice their opinion of how they felt about the jury members’ verdict.

Defensive tackle for the Jets’ Damon Harrison took first as soon as the verdict was released with this statement:

Rookie QB Geno Smith sent his thoughts to the Martin family.

Defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis also expressed his sentiments about the Zimmerman trial, and it seemed to have hit home for him since he resides in the state of Florida.

Wide receiver Jordan White voiced his opinion on what he thought Zimmerman should get at the very minimum after the jury gave its verdict.

Alfred Epps is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @mralfredepps or add him to your network on Google


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  • SportsGenius705

    More stupid athletes. Not a shock.

    • Alfred Epps

      why are they stupid, they just voiced the discern about the jurors verdict?

      • SportsGenius705

        Because anyone with half a brain and an understanding of evidence and proof of guilt/innocence would know the GZ case was a travesty for GZ. The media, Obama, and AA “rights groups” pressured the state into filing bogus charges while the state committed multiple Brady violations against Zimmerman.

        There was a trial. He was found innocent and rightfully so and you have every AA athlete going on and on about racism, inciting violence, and telling the jury to kill themselves.

        These athletes don’t care much about all the black on black crime- which trumps white/latino on black crime BY ALOT.

        This is why they are stupid. Using Trayvon Martin to get more followers is a travesty.

        • Alfred Epps

          Where in my article does it say anything about racism?

          • SportsGenius705

            Are you being slow on purpose? I called the athletes stupid. You asked why. I told you why. And you bring up racism in your article? Makes sense.

          • Alfred Epps

            Dang all you can do today is call ppl names huh. Good guy you are

          • SportsGenius705

            I never called YOU a name, did I? I asked if you were being slow, that’s a question, not a name call.