Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will be reportedly not prosecuted for catching a hammerhead shark off the coast of Miami a year ago.
The owner and operator of the boat was charged with fishing for sharks without a permit and failure to release
Miller is an avid fisherman and hunter, but hammerheads are classified as Group 3 runaways, according to the The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the harvesting of them in state waters, is a second-degree misdemeanor. In Florida, second-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to $ 500 fine and 60 days in jail, as determined by a judge.
The FWC has opened a trial after Miller's catch and objected. Miller did the release of the shark and later defended his actions.
"I went fishing. Everybody knows that I'm hunting and fish. It's what I do. But I also believe in conservation. I'm not just out there going crazy," Miller said at last season's Broncos' offseason program. "We followed the rules. I did everything I was supposed to do."