New York Giants defensive tackle A.J. Francis expressed his anger against the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, sharing that agents who inspected his checked luggage opened and spilled a container carrying the ashes of his recently-deceased mother.
The ashes were split during his flight from Los Angeles to Orlando.
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The photo shows the contents of his luggage and the generic "notice of baggage inspection" from TSA. Representatives from the agency tweeted: "Our officers are trained to handle your carry-on and checked property with care. Out of respect for the deceased, under no circumstances should the container be opened. Please accept our apologies and our condolences."
His mother, Carrie Leanne Francis, died two weeks ago.
Francis has played in the NFL since 2013 for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahakws, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.