Jay Feely, a veteran kicker with a 15-year career, was playing defense after gun control advocates called him out for a photo posted on social media practicing a familiar trope.
On Saturday, Feely posted an image of himself, alongside two smiling teens in formal attire. Almost missed in the photo was a 1911 Commander-style handgun pointed down the NFL star’s leg. The single-action pistol was not cocked and Feely’s finger was not in the trigger well.
“Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys,” said the retired kicker who played with a wide array of teams including the Giants, Dolphins, Chiefs, Jets, and Bears.
This sparked a series of tweets in reply, including a running commentary from Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts.
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