One day after apologizing via Twitter for his controversial tweet on the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz took the national stage Monday to issue another mea culpa.
Cruz, a guest on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show, said he was “wrong” for criticizing the outcome of the trial with a tweet that could be perceived as pro-violence. On Saturday night, he tweeted, “Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.” He quickly deleted it.
“I took it back because I understand how things can be taken,” Cruz said on the radio. “There are a lot of children that follow me, a lot of kids that follow me, and I don’t want them to think I’m trying to incite violence on anyone. That’s not what I’m here for. That’s not what my intent was — or is — at all.”