George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin on Saturday night. Of course, a lot of football players voiced their opinions.
Some of those comments were ill-advised. Both Atlanta receiver Roddy White and Giants receiver Victor Cruz said things they later had to apologize for. Not so with anyone on the Green Bay Packers.
Although several guys did take their time to comment. Here’s a sample.
Did the jury get it right? I can't answer that question.. But a kid lost his life and it all could have been prevented.
— Teej. (@TJLang70) July 14, 2013
Injustice. May The Lord be with the Martin family.
— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) July 14, 2013
I'm sick right now…sad day.
— Dezman Moses (@DezmanM) July 14, 2013
I'm not going to put my 2 cents In this!!!
— Casey Hayward (@show_case29) July 14, 2013
Find anything else interesting? Let us know.
Something else interesting? Yeah, that America is a “guilty until proven innocent, unless the people chime in, then it’s guilty no matter what” kind of country.
If I heard correctly, evidence showed up that martin was a gangster and that he possibly was attacking George. These players and their emotions…
A lot of evidence reflecting on T.M.’s unsavory character was not admitted. Bottom line is that George Zimmerman had lacerations on his face, and that the totality of evidence indicated he acted in self defense. There is a reason why the police originally refused to charge him in the first place.
Zimmerman strikes many as a cop wannabe. That may not be entirely unreasonable. But that does not mean he is criminally culpable.
Does anyone else find it ironic that certain demographics fail to perceive how they are acting like a lynch-mob?
I don’t know all the facts of the case. Maybe the jury got it wrong, maybe they didn’t. The only people that know everything are the people in that court room. It is foolish to scream injustice without knowing everything, and I think it’s safe to assume that the majority of people screaming about this probably don’t know shit about it other that when they have heard from their biassed news source.
I don’t know the details of this case to have an informed opinion. I do believe that the media has an agenda on this one, however. Do a google image search yourself on 17 year old Trayvon Martin. He doesn’t look anything like that 12 year old picture they ONLY show.
I think it would have been hard to sit on that jury without feeling at least a small level of “reasonable doubt.” There was too much incomplete and/or conflicting testimony. And that’s the standard the law demands.
There is more than a little reasonable doubt. The injuries sustained by G.Z. pretty much prove that it was self-defense.
You mean that little scratch on his head? Hell, I got one worse than that yesterday from the screen door while I was taking the trash out. Doesn’t change my mind, though; any juror in that box would (maybe even should) have had some reasonable doubt. And that’s all it takes, according to law.
Yea the little scratch on his head, and the cuts and abrasions, oh also the broken nose
None of those other injuries you cite according to the medical examiner who testified at the trial. But keep making stuff up if it suits you.
I think the pictures proved all those other injuries, look them up, and if you are actually trying to deny the broken nose your a clueless fuck who probably shouldnt comment anymore
HAHAHAHA!!!! The “medical examiner”?? HAHAHAHA!!!!
You mean the clueless chick who argued about what the word “smash” means?
Wow, if that chick is a “medical examiner” than any of us are.
The lacerations on the back of Zimmerman’s head certainly look to me like a guy who is getting his head pounded into the sidewalk. You don’t get those injuries from someone “defending” themselves.
I am afraid this case has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the right to conceal and carry. More of these incidents will follow- where assault turns into murder by self defense.
Someone inform Jerel Worthy that the President is black.
Did OJ get a fair trial?
Thank you, everyone (spearheaded by the media) wants to make this a racial issue, race (although i would posit spcioeconomic status moreso) was involved in some part as stereotypes have been so deeply ingrained in our collective psyches that are actions are influenced subconsciously by it. This being said this was not a trial focusing on racial violence but the legitimacy of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law as well as the circumstances that legally allow oneself to defend their person even at the cost of another’s lice. Unfortunately, amidst the frenzy concocted by the media and activist groups this fact was lost and the discussion of the actual focal points, I believe, did not achieve anything sblant of its potential impact.
It’s great to know that many Packers players are lawyers.
Yea we’re all lawyers, like the media that everyone has listened to are all trained investigators. You know, the people who originally did not arrest or press charges against zimmerman because they knew it was a self defense case
Hey Me, I am still enthralled by your elegant personal invective, “your a clueless fuck.” I can think of no other way to relish the wording than to turn to Shakespeare: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty.”
But next time I suggest you take a little more care with punctuation and usage. “Fuck” is a verb, so “fucker” would be closer to what you want. And “your” needs to be “you’re” (a contraction for “you are.”)
Maybe next time you post you can find a grown up in the vicinity to help. But carry on.
Ok, ill admit i got carried away and you got me on my bad vocabulary, now get to the part where you prove he didnt have a broken nose and it was just a tiny scratch on his head
I will take your advice and get back to the part about the bloody, broken nose photo. I’ve been all over the Internet re: photos of Zimmerman’s face and head and I have to confess confusion. A series of other photos taken at the police station afterwards shows no facial injuries at all, and only a scratch at the back of his head.
At trial, one medical examiner (apparently looking at that series of photos) testified that the injuries were “insignificant.” In short, not consistent with a head pounded repeatedly on concrete. Another wound “expert”, using the bloody facial photo, opined the opposite. It’s almost as if there were two separate groups of pix, taken at approximately the same time. None of the articles I found had an explanation–or even a discussion–of the apparent photo discrepancies. My rather thorough search has left me confused. Maybe some poster has a theory (or better yet, concrete information) about this aspect of the trial evidence.
and go pack!
Hey “Me,” aren’t you a Vikings fan or some other anti-Packer troll? If so, does not matter that we agree on this. If so, I hate your fucking guts regardless.
Over the years I’ve learned it’s best not to talk politics, religion or even current events with other Packer fans. I’d rather revel in our common love of the Pack than to know how stupid they really are.
As a matter of fact e. wolf, no im not an anti-packers troll/ slash vikings fan, ive been a packers fan for as long as i can remember,
granted i can assure you that you would think im a piece of shit because i think im a piece of shit, but iam by no means a vikings fan or an anti-packers asshole
Oh ok I think one of the Vikings fans in our midst used a moniker, such as justme or something. Carry on then, no hard feelings. And no you are not a piece of shit
Although i do apologize to “james bennett” for the personal insults, once you start with the insults you sound like an irrational fool and descredit any argument you make