Von Miller catches shark, faces investigation

Von Miller on Instagram

Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller posted pictures of himself on social media with a shark he caught on a Florida fishing trip. That may have been unwise.

Miller is now being investigated after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Miller of illegally catching and killing the shark.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed to TMZ that it is “looking into whether or not a violation occurred in this incident.”

Florida has bans on catching certain types of sharks, and restrictions on catching other types, and Miller could face legal consequences if his fishing trip violated state law.

48 responses to “Von Miller catches shark, faces investigation

  1. Fishing for and killing sharks is flat out wrong.thery have been overfished and are too important to the balance in the oceans.

  2. maybe he can sing “shark meat” in the tune of his Madden 17 commercial “start me”

  3. Erkel with muscles. Vonn is still amazed with his pro bowl performance…..you know….the one where none of the offensive lineman were trying and Miller went balls to the wall on 3-4 plays to get QB knockdown sacks and set a record.

  4. This is going nowhere. It’s not even clear if the shark actually died. It doesn’t look great, but it move around a bit after it’s released. Anyone that’s ever been fishing knows it can take 15 seconds or so before the fish gets its wits about it and takes off.

  5. As a nature lover I should have a problem with this, but the minute I found out PETA was in involved I had to applaud Miller. They are the biggest fraud of an organization and should be on domestic terrorist lists.

  6. I enjoy fishing and I fish all year. But I either throw ’em back or eat ’em. There is no middle ground – I see no reason to do anything different.

  7. Don’t be so ignorant people. He caught the shark and released it. They are just making sure THE GUIDES didn’t keep the shark on the boat for too long. They did not kill the shark. Jimmany Christmas.

  8. Nothing to see here. First Vons pays the fine & gets probabtion.Or maybe pay the boat guy to take the fall. While it might cost him a big fee & I am not a lawyer, I would just show up with a lawyer and say prove the shark is dead. Hey we caught it by accident. I mean how many people in Florida have gotten jail time for fishing?

  9. If only von miller played for the Jets…then this image could be passed off as a promo for a production of ‘west side story’…

  10. My bet is that he was on a charter, if so it’s up to the captain to know the laws which species are catch & release.

    Now if Von rented a boat and the gear to go fishing it is on him 100% for not knowing the local laws. Glasses may make you look smart but…

  11. The only thing i have to say to PETA is a question: If we’re aren’t supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat?

  12. Stick Lane Johnson out in the water and Von Miller won’t catch jack!

    I can’t stand PETA. They’re overly reactionary and as weak in human rights as they are strong in animal rights. But also have literally zero respect for sport hunters. Are Von and others like my hero Wentz so bored and mired in ancient tradition that they have to chase and harm other creatures for their amusement? Grow up and find something less destructive to do.

  13. That looks to me like a Thresher Shark(good eating). The rule for catching/killing these sharks is max 2 per boat over 54 inches. Not sure what they are investigating here.

  14. cabosan1978 says:
    April 4, 2018 at 1:44 pm
    WHY?!?!? WTF is he going to do with this shark he caught? What a douche move. Sharks are overfished in much of the oceans. Way to go guy.
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    Wow calm down. He was with guides I’m sure, that have their customers accidentally catch sharks while fishing for other fish. They will land it, snap a pic and throw it back. It’s better than cutting the line with a hook in their mouth. People just freak out about anything I guess.

  15. djrando7 says:

    April 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Don’t be so ignorant people. He caught the shark and released it. They are just making sure THE GUIDES didn’t keep the shark on the boat for too long. They did not kill the shark. Jimmany Christmas.

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    Did you even bother to read the article? He caught and KILLED the shark, which is illegal in Florida. I’m pretty sure that if you land a Hammerhead, you have to release it immediately. He should be in big trouble.

  16. Ummm, no. It’s clearly a hammerhead.

    tangysizzl says:
    That looks to me like a Thresher Shark(good eating). The rule for catching/killing these sharks is max 2 per boat over 54 inches. Not sure what they are investigating here.

  17. Im sure they wont, but if it is found to be a legal fishing trip, will those that claimed it was illegal trip be charged with falsification? Just saying wouldnt that be filling a false report? At the least one heck of a defamation lawsuit………..

  18. I do about 100-400 dives a year, all spearfishing in the Atlantic. I can promise you, there is no shortage of sharks. Fisheries management knows nothing about what’s going on under the surface.. because they don’t go there.

  19. mlhigh says:
    April 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    PETA will do anything to self-promote. They can’t afford commercial advertising.
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    So you aren’t aware that many sharks species are critically endangered and may become extinct in the next few years. Or how that fact effects the World’s Oceans.

  20. bradygirl12 says:
    April 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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    Did you even bother to read the article? He caught and KILLED the shark, which is illegal in Florida. I’m pretty sure that if you land a Hammerhead, you have to release it immediately. He should be in big trouble.

    Apparently you didn’t either “after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Miller of illegally catching and killing the shark.” The article clearly states PETA CLAIMS, doesn’t actually know, but claims and accuses Miller of killing the shark. Was an official rep of PETA actually on the boat when the incident occurred?

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