George Zimmerman, right, is congratulated by his defense team after being found not guilty in July.
(Photo: By Gary W. Green, AP)
Bids on an original painting by George Zimmerman, the man found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in Trayvon Martin's death, have reached $99,966 on eBay.
The painting is of an American flag done on canvas with a mixture of light and dark blues with words written on the stripes in white letters from the Pledge of Allegiance. The words include "God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice For All."
Underneath the description on eBay, Zimmerman writes, "Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences."
The bidding started Dec. 16, and as of early Tuesday, 98 bids have been made with 26 bidders. Zimmerman joined eBay under the profile name "therealgeorge" on Dec. 16. The bidding ends in five days, according to the online auction website.
Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., said the online auction is real and said the painting was done by his brother, according to Florida's Bay News 9. USA TODAY Network has reached out to ZImmerman but has not received independent confirmation.
"My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors :) I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it," Zimmerman wrote. He signed it, "Your friend, George Zimmerman."
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