Von Miller cleared, boat owner fined in shark fishing investigation

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One of the strangest stories of last year’s NFL offseason has come to this conclusion this offseason: Von Miller will not be fined for catching a shark on a fishing trip, but the owner of the boat he was on was fined.

It started a year ago when Miller posted pictures of himself on social media with a shark he caught on a Florida fishing trip.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Miller of illegally catching and killing the shark, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission opened an investigation.

Florida has bans on catching certain types of sharks, and restrictions on catching other types, and Miller said he took those laws seriously and did everything he was supposed to do.

Miller was cleared, but TMZ reports that the owner and operator of the fishing vessel were fined $2,000 for fishing for sharks without the proper permit and failure to release a shark in the manner that will ensure maximum probability of survival.

14 responses to “Von Miller cleared, boat owner fined in shark fishing investigation

  1. It is tough for me to defend a Bronco, but Von Miller is not just a high level player, he is a bright good guy who has conducted himself with class. This is a case of a bureaucracy trying to appease the wacko PETA people who would love to file a complaint if you open a can of tuna.

  2. once again, money—or the demonstrable ability to earn a lot of it for billionaires—buys justice;

    enjoy it while it lasts, Miller, because once you age or are injured out of the game—fondling a live requiem shark of any kind certainty qualifies as sign of early potential CTE—your money (and most assuredly not your current billionaire owner) will not buy you much of anything beyond the intensive medical care you’ll almost certainly need;

  3. dreemeagle says:
    March 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm
    once again, money—or the demonstrable ability to earn a lot of it for billionaires—buys justice;

    enjoy it while it lasts, Miller, because once you age or are injured out of the game—fondling a live requiem shark of any kind certainty qualifies as sign of early potential CTE—your money (and most assuredly not your current billionaire owner) will not buy you much of anything beyond the intensive medical care you’ll almost certainly need;

    It sounds like this guy is the one with CTE from the look of these ramblings

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 29, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Only in America people go fishing and hunting with their stomachs full.

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    Have to eat tomorrow.

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    March 29, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    Of course he’s cleared. I don’t think he’s ever been suspended after testing positive for PEDs twice.

    He sat out for 6 weeks once.

    As to catching sharks, nobody would look upon that as sport. They don’t fight very much. On the other hand if a juicy piece of bait is available for a Marlin or Tuna, they’re happy to steal the morsel.

  6. It sounds like this guy is the one with CTE from the look of these ramblings

    ramblings, whey-whey?

    so, you think it’s normal to fondle a live agitated shark, do you?

    what next, kissing alligators, twerking with tarantulas, hand-feeding pet pumas or break-dancing with grizzly bears?

  7. PETA policy says that a pit bull type dog breed should be put down. Virginia deemed the PETA shelter there as a slaughter house. PETA kills more than it saves.

  8. denverdave3, i saw an actual shark attack while on active duty;

    let me be first to tell you, the only shark i ever saw that wasn’t a relentless and vicious fighter was upside down in a somewhat comatose state;

    little this side of gunfire or explosives wreaks anything near the total and complete havoc of a shark attack or that of any other aquatic predator—Grouper, Barracuda, alligator, piranha, etc;

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