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Denver Broncos' star Von Miller won't be charged for South Florida shark catch

Linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after the Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals 45-10 at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona.
Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 08:08:00-04

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have declined to charge Denver Broncos star Von Miller for catching a hammerhead shark off the coast of South Florida last year.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday that a recently published list of enforcement actions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the owner and operator of the fishing boat Spellbound was fined $2,000 for the March 2018 catch.

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Miller had posted video on social media that showed him and others pulling the shark out of the water during a deep-sea fishing trip near Miami.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission opened an investigation after the social media posts led to complaints.

According to the commission, harvesting hammerhead sharks is prohibited in Florida waters.

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