Mitch Perry Report 3.27.12: The case for George Zimmerman begins

Good morning, everyone. Like Tim Tebow, we're very excited to be here today.

After a week of media attention and protests condemning the Sanford, Florida police department and George Zimmerman, those entities fought back yesterday, with the police leaking information about Zimmerman's take on what happened that fateful night last month when he killed Trayvon Martin.

But the protests continue in Florida and across the country. Monday afternoon, students on the USF Tampa campus held a news conference to express their outrage that Mr. Zimmerman has yet to be apprehended in the case.

Also yesterday, university and community college presidents gathered in Tampa to announce a new plan to try to get more people in the region to go back to school to get their degrees — to help themselves, the local economy, and also bring a cash reward to the region.

Getting back to Tebow, who has become one of pro sports' greatest pop icons ever at a relatively tender age, I'm curious what his hardcore supporters in Florida think about his exile from Denver to the Big Apple, where he is scheduled to be a backup. We still think it's hilarious what one of those enthusiasts, Pat Robertson, recently had to say after Tebow was dealt by John Elway once he had the opportunity to sign up Peyton Manning.

And happy birthday to a great American — film director Quentin Tarentino, who revived his career in 2009 with Inglourious Basterds. The Southern California native turns 49 today.

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