Twitter refuses to say whether LeBron James 'YOU'RE NEXT' tweet violated policy since it was deleted
Like many other public figures, James suggested that the Columbus shooting was unjustified on the heels of the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd.
Critics accused James of inciting violence, with many of them alleging that his tweet violated Twitter's policies.
However, Twitter has refrained from taking a stance on the tweet because it has been deleted by the athlete.
"Our teams do not evaluate deleted Tweets as they are no longer on the service, rendering it impossible," a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Fox News after the Washington Examiner first reported the social media giant's position.
Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett claimed Wednesday that the police officer had shot Bryant "in order to break up a knife fight."
Other tweets, including missives from The New York Times and The Washington Post, completely omitted any reference to the knife Bryant was holding at the time of the shooting.