Jay Feely Holds Gun in Snap With Daughter & Her Prom Date

Jay Feely Holds Gun in Snap With Daughter & Her Prom Date

In the usual prom night snapshot, he is standing between his daughter and her boyfriend - with one arm around his daughter and the other holding a gun at his side.

The photo went viral shortly after Feely posted it. Feely also maintained that both his daughter and her boyfriend knew he was joking, and that the gun was unloaded and had no clip. So far, it has received almost 40,000 "likes" and thousands of comments.

Three years ago, Feely wrote that he's in "favor of basic gun control", which he described as having a mandatory waiting period and background checks, including a "mental health/watch list".

On Sunday morning, Feely posted a follow-up tweet noting the photo was "obviously meant to be a joke" and said he takes gun safety seriously.

Shannon Watts tweeted against the entire concept of the joke, saying: "Oh yay - American dads have kicked off the season of "let's pretend I'm going to shoot my daughter's date for impugning her chastity" pics".

The broadcaster later clarified the photo was a joke and apologized for being insensitive.

The 41-year-old Feely played 14 years in the National Football League, including four seasons with the Cardinals from 2010-13.

Former NFL kicker and CBS analyst Jay 'Feely during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Tennessee Titans at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

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