George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty: The Sports World Reacts

Screen Shot 2013-07-14 at 9.27.45 AMGeorge Zimmerman was found not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin last night. The sports world reacted, pretty much the same way everyone else did. Responses were intense, visceral and often broke across racial and political lines. The King, though he responded at the time of the shooting, stayed out of the fray.

Victor Cruz tweeted and then hastily deleted this, which survives in retweets.

Dwyane Wade wondered what to tell his children.

Reggie Bush was incredulous.

Jonathan Vilma urged people to remain calm.

Stephen Curry was shocked by the ruling.

Notre Dame defensive tackle Lewis Nix III felt bad for the families.

Roddy White withheld nothing.

Miami outfielder Bryan Petersen urged respect for the justice system.

James Harrison highlighted the inequity of the justice system.

Marcus Vick had a lot to say, here is a brief snippet.

Scott Fujita had a sage point.

Darnell Dockett echoed Victor Cruz’ sentiment.

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