Hall of Famer and former San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice in 2013
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Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice admits that he dropped the ball. As it turns out, Rice wasn't well-versed in social happenings surrounding police killings of unarmed African-American men, women and children when he spouted off, "All Lives Matter" in a recent tweet. But after being dragged on Twitter for his ill-timed tweet, the NFL great is ready to make amends.

On Thursday the former San Francisco 49er tweeted:

When I said {All Lives Matter} I didn't know about the movement going on between {Black Lives Matter}. I want to apologize for my mistake!

— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) October 6, 2016

Rice added that he now supports Colin Kaepernick's protest.

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Some wanted Rice back on the VIP cookout guest list:

But not everyone was buying what Rice was selling: