Denver Broncos Linebacker Miller is used to earning quarterbacks. However, a recent catch has made some people salty.
Miller is part of a Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation following a recent fishing trip with friends off the coast of Miami.
Miller, who was on a guided fishing trip, landed a 9.5-foot hammerhead shark on the trip, posting photos and videos from the social media catch.
Animal Ethics (PETA) people saw the social media posting and tasked Miller and the company "to ensure that Miller is held to account if killing that animal, we suspect, is illegal. "
FWC began to investigate following PETA's public claim
"The FWC has received the images and video and investigated whether or not there was a violation in the incident," said Carol Lyn Parrish, the Commission's Information Coordinator, in a statement.
Miller, who posed for a photo with the Sha rk on the boat, later released the beast.
Hammerhead sharks are classified as "Group 3" sharks, according to the Commission's website, and harvesting in state waters is a second degree offense. In Florida, second-degree offenses are punishable by up to $ 500 fine and 60 days in jail, a judge finds.
Miller is an avid hunter and fisherman who routinely publishes photos and videos of his outdoor social media activities he never received a complaint from a government agency.