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:
Some justice system…way to go America
— Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) July 14, 2013
Rookie QB Geno Smith sent his thoughts to the Martin family.
RIP Trayvon Martin, prayers go out to the Martin family! May peace be with you all.
— Eugene Geno Smith (@GenoSmith7) July 14, 2013
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.
I live in Florida and "Florida is like the Wild West" as I young man growing up I witness so much that nothing surprises me.
— kenrick Ellis (@KenrickEllis) July 14, 2013
Wide receiver Jordan White voiced his opinion on what he thought Zimmerman should get at the very minimum after the jury gave its verdict.
Zimmerman not guilty!? I thought he should get at least manslaughter because there was a death in this case. After Zimmermans bad judgement
— Jordan White (@_JordanWhite) July 14, 2013