Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller loves to go fishing, and he recently hauled in a huge catch in the form of a Hammerhead shark.
According to TMZ Sports, Miller has been accused by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) of catching and then killing the shark. Miller denies he killed it, saying it was a catch-and-release expedition.
The complaint by PETA has led to an investigation by government officials, as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission — a government law enforcement agency that regulates hunting and fishing — has gotten involved.
“FWC has received the images and video and is looking into whether or not a violation occurred in this incident,” FWC Public Information Coordinator Rob Klepper told TMZ Sports.
This isn’t the first time PETA has gotten involved in an athlete’s chosen source of off-field entertainment. And it won’t be the last.