Ex-NFL kicker says gun in daughter's prom photo 'intended to be joke'

Jay Feely tweeted photo of daughter, her date

Jay Feely/Twitter

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely apologized Sunday for tweeting a picture of himself holding a handgun while standing between his daughter and her prom date.

Feely posted the photo to Twitter on Saturday. It shows him standing with his left arm around his daughter as she smiles at him. In his right hand is a gun pointed at the ground while his daughter's date also smiles to his right.

"Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys," Feely wrote as a caption to the photo.



The following day, after the photo attracted more than a little attention on social media, he tweeted an apology.

"The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke," he said in the tweet. "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 played for six NFL teams in a 14-year career that ran from 2001-14, most recently with four games for the Chicago Bears. Since retiring he has served as an NFL and college football analyst for CBS Sports.

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