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Victor Cruz Apologizes for Controversial Tweets About George Zimmerman Trial
nj.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Conor Orr

Posted on 07/15/2013 2:38:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway

SNIP

“Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up with him,” Cruz Tweeted before later deleting it.

SNIP

Earlier Sunday, Cruz decided to apologize as well:

“My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter,” Cruz wrote. ”I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize, that’s why I deleted it. I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress. I never have and never will advocate violence under any circumstances and I pray that we all encourage and educate each other. The death of Trayvon Martin is an 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 heal and grow and progress. My prayers continue to go out to Trayvon Martin’s family.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cruz; trayvon; victorcruz; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/15/2013 2:38:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
OK

Who is Victor Cruz and why should we care?

2 posted on 07/15/2013 2:40:30 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

I am forgiving leftist crap


3 posted on 07/15/2013 2:41:39 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Pontiac
NY Giants WR Sends Threatening Tweet: 'Zimmerman Doesn't Last a Year...'
4 posted on 07/15/2013 2:42:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What about an innocent man being attacked for the last 18 months

that is the tragedy


5 posted on 07/15/2013 2:43:54 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway
Thanks

My first guess was a sports celeb second was a Hollyweird celeb; neither of which I pay attention to.

So the answer to the second part of the question is we shouldn’t.

6 posted on 07/15/2013 2:47:40 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

I guess Victor figured out from his homies in the old barrio that Zimmerman isn’t actually whitey-white like the news been sayin’......


7 posted on 07/15/2013 2:48:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

Football player....I wonder who wrote that for him?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 2:49:33 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: nickcarraway

I say give him the same amount of forgiveness the left gave Paula Deen.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 2:52:01 AM PDT by South40
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To: nickcarraway
Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up with him

First he says this, then he backpedals and says that we need to have the conversation. Kind of like Trayvon: instead of having a coversation, his first reaction was, as a member of the hood, to "catch up" with Zimmerman and attack him.

10 posted on 07/15/2013 2:53:39 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: South40

I guess you didn’t realize, the left did forgive her. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson rushed to her support. She is one of them after all. I still don’t understand why Freepers go around saying Democrats are the real racists, then when they find a racist Democrat, they rush to embrace her. She’s friend with Michelle and the President, let them defend her warped view of the world. I’ll pass.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 2:58:42 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The backlash from the left has cost her an estimated 12 million. That considered, I don't think she feels forgiven. Moreover, I have never "embraced" her nor have I defended her. And I am aware of the fact that she is an Obama supporter.
12 posted on 07/15/2013 3:05:34 AM PDT by South40
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To: Pontiac
Who is Victor Cruz and why should we care?


13 posted on 07/15/2013 3:07:09 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Maybe her own lousy behavior cost her $12 million. Personally, I would not want to be paying a person who treats staff and others in the unprofessional manner she did. I know people like that. No thanks. (By the way, people keep saying the woman who sued her, Lisa Jackson is black. Not true, Lisa Jackson is white) She may feel entitled, and like she doesn’t deserve the consequences of her actions, because she’s a Democrat, but I disagree.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 3:13:33 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pontiac

To paraphrase the little kid in the Bad News Bears movie. Hey Cruz, you can take your apology and shove it up your .....!


15 posted on 07/15/2013 3:15:05 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: nickcarraway

Can you imagine what would happen if some white guy (referring to the Klan as the “hood”) had said that after the OJ trial?


16 posted on 07/15/2013 3:16:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: nickcarraway
Not only is Lisa Jackson white, but the case she brought had nothing to do with race. And if you read any of my comments at the link I provided you would discover that my biggest objection in the entire affair was that Deen did nothing more than any other liberal does, the only difference was I believe libs mistook her for a southern conservative because of her accent. Robert Byrd used that word as recently as 2001 and did so with impunity. Alec Baldwin, who attacks gays and blacks does so with impunity. The list goes on.

I personally don't think Americans should be punished for using their freedom of speech. I also don't like the selective outrage of the left. But that is the society we live in.

17 posted on 07/15/2013 3:23:30 AM PDT by South40
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To: nickcarraway

The Giants should fire Victor Cruz, today!!! The man is naught but a Black racist!!! End of Story!!!


18 posted on 07/15/2013 3:27:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

So, his prayers go out to Trayvon Martin’s family...who, when their son did not come down for breakfast, the FIRST place they checked was juvenile hall to see if he was there....AGAIN!


19 posted on 07/15/2013 3:31:15 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Victor Cruz is only worth fantasy football points. Definitely not any thought provoking comments. Score TD’s for your team and shut up moron.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 3:32:20 AM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody’s soup endorsement is in danger.......douche bag football thug.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 3:33:26 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: nickcarraway
I pray that we all encourage and educate each other

Guy does a lot of praying. Pray tell Mr Cruze, why not educate yourself on the facts of Trayvon Martin's sorry existence, lack of character, and delinquency.

22 posted on 07/15/2013 3:34:58 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

His agent wrote it for him immediately after Tom Coughlin got off the phone about waivers.

When he was the coach here for the Jags, he did not put up with any crap, period. I would expect the same for the Giants.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 3:35:46 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s one for you Cruz... teach you kids not to jump strangers on dark rainy nights, kuz-u-no-wy, he might have a gun and think his life is in danger and shoot your freekin a—...


24 posted on 07/15/2013 3:52:13 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: nickcarraway

When are the Giants going to dump this guy?


25 posted on 07/15/2013 3:56:01 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s my reply to his apology on his twitter account... Maybe (doubtful) seeing it in print will bring reflection...

It’s OK... Maybe you’ll blow your knee out and never play again... Geez, how did that sound? #dumbjock


26 posted on 07/15/2013 3:57:44 AM PDT by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: nickcarraway

So the guy who makes his living in one of the most violent sports we have doesn’t advocate violence. Interesting.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 4:09:14 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: nickcarraway

“Shut up and play football.” — Laura Ingraham (well, sort of)


28 posted on 07/15/2013 4:13:41 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: South40

I am not sure what free speech has to do with it? If you had an employee that went around saying something, say that the U.S. was an evil country, and U.S. women deserved to be raped, wouldn’t you have the right to fire that person? I would, and I don’t think I’d be violating their Free Speech. They could say what they want, but if they are causing my business to be represented in a way I don’t like, I don’t have to support it.


29 posted on 07/15/2013 4:16:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Ray76

They can trade him to the 49ers.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 4:17:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Translation:

The money from football is far more important than some dead, racist thug who stupidly attacked an armed hispanic man!


31 posted on 07/15/2013 4:18:09 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway

Apology not accepted and never will be. Racism is wrong... even against honkies and crackers.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 4:25:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I am proud than None of my money has trickled into the nba, nfl, baseball or NASCAR in many years. I shun them because they hate me and what I believe in. They destroy society when they align with communists and their plan.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 4:27:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: nickcarraway

The new Enquirer has a story about how paula and oj are best buds... she send him food and letters and has for years. paula is in with the devil.

LLS


34 posted on 07/15/2013 4:29:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: nickcarraway

He should be arrested because of his threats.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 4:34:54 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: LibLieSlayer

God forgives, I don’t. To some, that may make me less worth of salvation. That’s between God and me.

And for the NSA trolls, FU.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 4:40:17 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

lol. Let us know how you come out of the drone bstrikes.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 4:43:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: JoeDetweiler

Yeah, I thought it sounded a bit too literate.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 4:44:07 AM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: nickcarraway

This guy was and is deeply in the tank for comrade Obama so what else could be expected from this willing dupe?


39 posted on 07/15/2013 4:44:18 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Pontiac

“Who is Victor Cruz and why should we care? “

“The United States has become a place where professional athletes and entertainers are mistaken for people of significance.”

Robert A. Heinlein


40 posted on 07/15/2013 4:52:41 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: NTHockey

I hear you.

LLS


41 posted on 07/15/2013 5:10:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: NTHockey
Oh and BTW, abc propaganda just stated that eric the red has reopened the civil rights investigation into Zimmerman and charges will be forth coming. With each passing day I see less and less change for this republic to remain intact.

LLS

42 posted on 07/15/2013 5:12:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: nickcarraway

No mistake.

None whatsoever.

HE MEANT EVERY SINGLE WORD. Don’t BS me.


43 posted on 07/15/2013 5:14:45 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: nickcarraway

No mistake.

None whatsoever.

HE MEANT EVERY SINGLE WORD. Don’t BS me.


44 posted on 07/15/2013 5:23:14 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: nickcarraway

The ONLY reason this fool backtracked is because his agent told him that he was risking endorsement dollars. He is currently a spokesman for Chunky Soup and Time Warner Cable.


45 posted on 07/15/2013 6:11:50 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: nickcarraway

trying to keep his sorry rear employed


46 posted on 07/15/2013 6:14:52 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Yet another pro athlete who personally contributes NOTHING to the gross national product. He is only there to sell “entertainment”. Promoting someones product (which he probably doesn’t even eat) is nothing more than an opportunity to get his face in public and to make a few bucks, again for doing NOTHING of real value. Who really cares what toilet paper, soup or tooth paste he uses?


47 posted on 07/15/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: nickcarraway
¿Did he forgive Paula Deen?
FUVC
48 posted on 07/15/2013 6:18:41 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: nickcarraway

Right.


49 posted on 07/15/2013 6:42:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway

I always heard that it was too late for a dog to apologize after he bit. Anyway he showed his true colors, where his heart is.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT by sport
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