By Rob Hamilton

Professional athletes were grabbing their phones and responding to the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night.

Minutes after the news broke that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown the Tweets were flying.

Magic Johnson Tweeted twice:

LeBron James posted a photo on Instagram with the caption:

“As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter”


Other athletes Tweeting included:

Looks like most of our Atlanta athletes left their phones at home, or in their pockets, and decided not to get involved. Searches of the Twitter accounts of Roddy White, Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, Steven Jackson, Justin Upton, BJ Upton, Al Horford, Elton Brand etc yielded nothing.


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