07/14/2013 12:03 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2013

Roddy White Reacts Harshly To George Zimmerman Verdict On Twitter


Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White was one of several professional athletes who took to Twitter on Saturday night to react to the George Zimmerman verdict. Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., a case that garnered national attention.

While many athletes voiced their disappointment, one of White's tweets took a dark turn.

Later, the four-time Pro-Bowler acknowledged the negative reaction he received for the tweet.

UPDATE Roddy White apologized about his tweet on Sunday morning.

Here are some of the other athletes who reacted to the Zimmerman verdict on Twitter.

Athletes React To George Zimmerman Verdict