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12/03/2014 04:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

NFL Player Darnell Dockett Tries To Justify Comments On Malia Obama's Body Shape

On the same day a GOP staffer resigned for criticizing Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett came under fire for re-posting a questionable Instagram photo of the president's oldest daughter's figure

The photo, which made the rounds on social media Monday, was a screenshot from an NBC affiliate of 16-year-old Malia Obama leaning against a railing. Some men on Twitter made comments about her shape, despite the fact that she is a minor.

On Instagram, Dockett commented on the photograph posted by user @dreday_4 with the caption, "When is her prom?" Dockett responded and wrote "Omgggg," and then re-posted the photo with the caption "Lmfaooo."

Dockett since deleted the post but responded to the criticism Wednesday on Twitter:

This is not the first time Dockett has created controversy over his social media posts. Dockett refused to apologize about an Asian joke he made on Twitter last year, took a naked shower on UStream for a $1,000 bet and got into a Twitter spat with former Alabama quarterback Aaron McCarron over a woman who was then his girlfriend and is now his wife.

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