During the past year and a half the story of the encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin has served as a lightning rod in the sports world.

Athletes have not shied away from making their voices heard, with many taking to social media to express their feelings.

After a jury on Saturday found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder of Martin, many sports figures shared their thoughts on Twitter. Here's a sampling:

Roddy White:

Brendon Ayanbadejo:

Shaquille O'Neal:

James Harrison:

Stephen Curry:

Jared Dudley:

Steve Johnson:

Jared Sullinger:

Dwyane Wade:

Marshawn Lynch:

Scott Fujita

Torrey Smith:

Josh Scobee:

TJ Lang

Chad Johnson

Bryan Petersen