New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has apologized for tweeting that George Zimmerman,. acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin "doesn't last a year before the hood catches up to him.'
Here is the series of tweets Cruz issued while apologizing.
My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 14, 2013
I apologize, that's why I deleted it. I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress. I never have and never will— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 14, 2013
advocate violence under any circumstances and I pray that we all encourage and educate each other. The death of Trayvon Martin is an— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 14, 2013
unthinkable tragedy that is any parent's worst nightmare. As a father, I want my daughter to grow up in a country that uses this tragedy to— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 14, 2013
heal and grow and progress. My prayers continue to go out to Trayvon Martin's family.— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 14, 2013
I think Cruz' initial tweet was an emotional reaction, and the latest example of how athletes can unwittingly get themselves in trouble via social media. His apology sounds more like the Cruz we have come to know.