The Zimmerman Verdict: What Philly Sports Figures Had to Say

George Zimmerman was found not guilty on charges of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty on charges of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin.

If you were on Twitter or Facebook last night, you were most likely reading tweets and statuses dealing with the second extra inning game that the Phillies were playing that day.

The subject matter quickly changed as it was announced that a verdict had been reached in the controversial George Zimmerman trial.

After 17 months of scrutiny and speculation, George Zimmerman was acquitted on all charges stemming from the admitted slaying of 17 year old Florida native, Trayvon Martin.

Like many of us, Philadelphia Sports athletes and media members made their opinions of the verdict known on their social media accounts throughout the night. Some issued numerous and very deliberate tweets while others were much more discrete.

Here is a look at what several people had to say:

Former Sixers guard Nick Young:

Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson:

Former Eagles LB and 94 WIP Personality Ike Reese:

94 WIP Personality Spike Eskin (who decided to take a lighter approach to the topic):

Sixers guard/forward Evan Turner:

CSNPhilly.com Writer John R. Finger:

Sixers forward Arnett Moultrie:

NJ.com Eagles reporter Jordan Raanan:

The polarizing verdict has obviously been a topic of discussion for the past 16 hours and will continue to be for quite some time. What we have is the verdict of our generation and hopefully the proper constructive discourse will result from it.

I will refrain from expressing my thoughts and views here on this particular post but like these individuals, I could not do so last night. Find me on Twitter @DJ_RaYdiO to see some of my thoughts on the subject.

I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the Martin family. Feel free to express your thoughts and opinions in the comment section but please keep it civil.

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