Former NFL Kicker Jay Feely Apologizes For Prom Pic With Daughter, Her Date And Firearm

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Former NFL kicker and current CBS commentator Jay Feely found himself in hot water after a Saturday night tweet included a picture of his daughter, her prom date, and himself holding a pistol.

“Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom. #BadBoys,” read the tweet. The pistol appeared to be a Kimber .45.

It was an obvious joke referencing the old-as-time antagonism between a protective father and those who seek to court his daughter, but nevertheless the backlash caused by the picture led Feely to issue an apology the next day.

“The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke,” wrote Feely. “My Daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue.”

Feely’s tweet of course drew reaction from liberals on twitter.

But Feely also had plenty of supporters as well.

The 41-year-old Feely played for seven NFL teams, including the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons, over 14 seasons before retiring in 2014 and joining CBS as a commentator.

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