A Missouri native, 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson was among many athletes to voice their frustration at the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown.
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Many professional athletes, including a wide variety of stars in just about every major American sport, reacted in a variety of different ways after the highly controversial grand jury case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown came back with no indictment.
In the aftermath, many of them took to social media to post their disappointment, anger or outright sadness over the situation. Here are some of the social media posts by star athletes throughout the U.S.:
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I’m so sorry to… http://t.co/VTe0rwXeek
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 25, 2014
Magic Johnson, NBA Hall of Fame
I am very disappointed with decision in the Mike Brown case in Ferguson, MO. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2014
We must work together to stop the unnecessary loss of young men of color. Justice was not served in Ferguson. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2014
Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets
NOT A HAPPY CAMPER PPL got my ass kicked today n they let this pig get off. I just hope my fam okay.STL YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS — Sheldon Richardson (@Godforshort) November 25, 2014
Never said anything about Looting and breaking stuff….but as a black Man U must b crazy if u think I’m ok with this verdict — Sheldon Richardson (@Godforshort) November 25, 2014
Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
The Wade family hearts and prayers go out the the Brown family..
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 25, 2014
Jonathan Martin, San Francisco 49ers
Man. I’m not sure what to feel… Anger, sadness, hopelessness, sure… but most of all disappointment… smh #RIPMikeBrown
— Jonathan A. Martin (@J_Martin71) November 25, 2014