Skip to content

League has no comment on Zimmerman reaction tweets

RoddyWhite Getty Images

In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, several NFL players had some inflammatory things to say.

The NFL has nothing to say — at least publicly — about what players like Falcons receiver Roddy White, Giants receiver Victor Cruz, and Bengals linebacker James Harrison had to say.

Asked whether the NFL has a comment, league spokesman Greg Aiello said, “No.”

We’ve asked the various teams involved whether they’ve got anything to say about what their players said.  We’ll let you know what they say, if they say anything.

Permalink 18 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Home, New York Giants, Rumor Mill
18 Responses to “League has no comment on Zimmerman reaction tweets”
  1. jmble says: Jul 14, 2013 11:48 AM

    The league shouldn’t have anything to say. These are hard thoughts an a real life issue that everyone has a pretty strong opinion on one way or the other. There are many things the NFL should care about. This isn’t one of them.

  2. kingpel says: Jul 14, 2013 11:52 AM

    The NFL knows full well what kind of people they deal with on a daily basis. Just let them blow off some steam and make sure they are ready for training camps.

  3. millertime30 says: Jul 14, 2013 11:54 AM

    This seems like something that the league would be best served staying right away from.. Roger Goodell and Greg Aiello might not quite understand how it feels to be a black parent or a black son right now.. not that I do.

  4. goraidersgospurs says: Jul 14, 2013 11:54 AM

    “Can’t imagine a grown man taking the life of my son because he thought he looked suspicious!!!

  5. vette200 says: Jul 14, 2013 11:55 AM

    I agree with jmble comment. The NFL should not be expected to comment on social issues that do not impact the NFL.

  6. dlbpatsfan says: Jul 14, 2013 12:04 PM

    What should they say?

  7. aa1829 says: Jul 14, 2013 12:39 PM

    The comments referencing violence are completely irresponsible even if they heard all the evidence, which they have not. These guys should in some way be held accountable for their suggestions of vigilante justice. They are suggesting the exact thing they are accusing Z of. But of course, as we all know, these guys are not the sharpest sticks in the wood pile.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Jul 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    Athletes are better to be watched rather than heard.

  9. aintasinner says: Jul 14, 2013 1:45 PM

    I thought the league was against violence so much so, that they engaged in what amounted to a witch hunt last off season and made significant rule changes in the name of preventing violent football players from being violent in a game. No comment? How convenient to only be against violence when it might come back to bite you in a law suit but have no comment when a violent act is encouraged and threatened by people who work for you.

  10. 8ovie8 says: Jul 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    Just because you have an audience doesn’t mean you need need to stand on your soapbox and spew brown stained bubbles.

  11. mtheparrothead says: Jul 14, 2013 2:33 PM

    But rushs innocuous comment disqualifies him from ownership. What a double standard.

  12. gpete1962 says: Jul 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    It’s almost comical listening to all these NY high profile news commentators criticize George Zimmerman for following and being suspicious of a hooded man roaming his neighborhood at night.

    While Most these news people live in area’s like Westchester and Greenwich were a hooded guy driving through there neighborhoods are pulled over and harassed by cops for just being there.

  13. floydhowardjr says: Jul 14, 2013 2:55 PM

    Now Zimmerman is going to rightfully track down and sue all those libelous hate mongers and race baiters who have put his life at risk and slandered him. This includes the Justice Dept., national advocacy organizations, media, and individuals who used false accusations to further their own interests or political goals or to otherwise unjustly further their illegal pursuits at his expense. He will recover billions for their crimes.

  14. maxkingpin says: Jul 14, 2013 3:00 PM

    Where is their outrage over the ten people killed in Chicago over the July 4th weekend? Two young boys are included in those ten.
    MSM fanning the flames of racial divide by highlighting one case while hundreds die and get no notice.

  15. FinFan68 says: Jul 14, 2013 3:33 PM

    Freedom of speech has never meant freedom from ridicule or private consequences. It is only concerning government action. The NFL should speak up and denounce these twits using Twitter to spread hatred and stupidity.

  16. ghent32 says: Jul 14, 2013 8:51 PM

    Let’s not forget the difference between freedom of speech, and making irresponsible statements on a national platform.

    Yes, you have the right to say whatever you please, and based on the stupidity and ignorance of what you’ve said, the rest of us have the right to call you stupid, ignorant, and irresponsible.

  17. cgsuddeath says: Jul 14, 2013 11:04 PM

    floydhowardjr says: Jul 14, 2013 2:55 PM

    Now Zimmerman is going to rightfully track down and sue all those libelous hate mongers and race baiters who have put his life at risk and slandered him. This includes the Justice Dept., national advocacy organizations, media, and individuals who used false accusations to further their own interests or political goals or to otherwise unjustly further their illegal pursuits at his expense. He will recover billions for their crimes.
    =====================================
    So in your world it’s ok to harass and shoot someone because of what they look like.
    How nice.

  18. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 15, 2013 8:42 AM

    They all owe Mr Zimmerman and the jury a huge apology. How could they possibly be against a crime victim maliciously prosecuted and citizens doing their duty to the community?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!