Roddy White goes off on Twitter after Zimmerman proclaimed innocent

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a pass during minicamp at the Falcons Training Complex. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a pass during minicamp at the Falcons Training Complex. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Professional athletes are not supposed to have political opinions. Guys like punter Chris Kluwe sharing his views on gay marriage rights and on equality are not always what the NFL wants – the league simply does not want to stir the pot in this regard.

When George Zimmerman was declared totally innocent in the death of Trayvon Martin, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White simple could not help himself. A teenager was dead, and the man responsible was free to go about his life as he pleased.

In this day and age, it seems like everyone takes to Twitter to express whatever they are feeling at the time, and White did exactly that, venting frustration over what he felt was an incorrect ruling by the jury.

White immediately took flak for his tweets. Whereas he could have lashed out and caused himself a real problem, the all-pro wideout responded with calculated apathy instead.

We are not going to get into the details of the case or whether or not Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law needs to be stricken from the books.

All we know is George Zimmerman is a free man, and Roddy White is not happy about it.

That being said, with a night to sleep on it and contemplate everything that had gone on, White was obviously far more calm come Sunday. At about noon, White once again took to Twitter.

This time, he apologized for his relatively extreme words.

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