Von Miller avoided legal action after posing with a bloody hammerhead shark in April 2018 off the coast of Miami during a fishing trip, according to records obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

The owner and operator of a boat, Spellbound, were charged with fishing for sharks without the proper permit and for failure to release a shark in the manner that will ensure maximum probability of survival, according to records issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

But Miller, the Pro Bowl defensive end for the Denver Broncos, was not charged in the incident, according to Kim Amendola, communications supervisor for the NOAA Fisheries/US. Department of Commerce.