I'm sure by now everyone has had a chance to see Victor Cruz's comments about the Zimmerman verdict. If not, here's a link: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/nfl-stars-feel-heat-zimmerman-tweets-153625858.html
Whether you agree with him or not, think he should or shouldn't have commented, one thing remains clear: watch what you post on Twitter. There is actually some truth in Cruz's comment, as dumb as it was to post on Twitter. Honestly, i was thinking the same, and I dont think Victor means that he hopes the hood catches up to Zimmerman, but it is a distinct possibility that someone carries out his own brand of vigilante justice in the name of Trayvon. But Victor's Twitter post is much like a text message, its just words, no inflection of emotion or body language so its easier to take out of context. When people do, you have to post an explaination or an apology. This could all be avoided if a) thourougly think of what is being posted and explain it enough so nobody can confuse its meaning or b) don't post at all. I like the second choice the best, but thats not the world we live in. You can't just tell players they can't post on Twitter. It could be construed as a violation of 1st Amendment. But what the NFL or teams can do is educate. Common sense isn't so common. And what the NFL does for rookies about handling finances and transitioning into the new life they have attained, there should be a bigger focus on social media. Lesson 1, and it mirrors Herm Edwards: Think before you hit send!