Darnell Dockett: NFL Player Comments On Revealing Malia Obama Picture, Defends His Actions

Darnell Dockett has come under fire after commenting on an accidentally revealing picture of First Daughter Malia Obama, but the Arizona Cardinals defensive end says he meant nothing by the comments.

Dockett sparked the controversy by re-posting an Instagram photo showing President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter leaning against a railing, inadvertently revealing her frame. The picture was re-posted by some men on Twitter who made crude comments about her shape, and Darnell Dockett himself commented on one of those pictures.

Dockett commented a photo posted by user @dreday_4 with the caption, “When is her prom?” Dockett responded with”Omgggg,” and then re-posted the photo with the caption “Lmfaooo.”

Later Dockett said he meant no harm in commenting on the 16-year-old Malia Obama.

Docketts comments came the same day that a GOP staff member resigned after criticizing Sasha and Malia Obama’s apparel at the White House’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony.

In a post on Facebook, Elizabeth Lauten called on the Obama sisters to “try showing a little class.” A screenshot of the post was published by Gawker on Saturday.

“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised public events.”

Elizabeth Lauten eventually apologized and resigned for her criticism of Sasha and Malia Obama. Darnell Dockett has also been known to stir up controversy in the past, including making an Asian joke on Twitter and getting docked $200,000 for a spat with a teammate in 2012.

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