DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller talked for the first time about a recent fishing trip in Florida that got him in hot water.

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Miller says he posted video of catching a shark on Instagram – and the video didn’t sit well with the Florida Fish and Wildlife.

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Miller and his friends released the shark, as required by law, but it’s not clear if it survived.

Miller posted video of the catch — and release — which was recorded and posted by TMZ.

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Von Miller (credit: CBS)

On Tuesday, Miller said he played by the rules.

“I was shocked, you know I was shocked. I went fishing. Everybody knows that I’m a hunter.  I hunt and fish. That’s what I do, but I also believe in, in conservation. You know I’m not just out there going crazy. What ever happened, it happened. We followed the rules. I did everything I was suppose to do,” Miller said.

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He added he has not had any conversations with PETA, the animal rights group that called for an official investigation.