Victor Cruz also apologizes for emotional George Zimmerman verdict tweet

Social media can be a remarkable tool, allowing anyone to share their feelings in 140 or fewer characters almost instantly.

It's also something that lends itself to rash decisions.

Many people, including famous athletes, tweeted emotional responses when George Zimmerman was cleared of second-degree murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. Atlanta's Roddy White said on Twitter that he thought the jurors should kill themselves, and he apologized later.

Now New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has also apologized for his reaction.

Cruz, who in a since-deleted tweet said "Zimmerman doesn't last a year before the hood catches up to him," said in a series of posts on Twitter that he regrets saying that.

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