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Former Redskins and Terps player says TSA spilled his mother's ashes all over his suitcase

Screen shot of tweet from A.J. Francis

A former University of Maryland and Washington Redskins football player is accusing the TSA of spilling his mother's ashes all over his suitcase when they searched his luggage.

Current New York Giants defensive lineman A.J. Francis took to social media to criticize the TSA after he says he opened his bag to find his late mother Carrie's remains covering his clothes and a notice saying his bag was searched.

"Hey you pieces of [expletive] at @TSA next time you [expletive] feel the need to go thru my mother’s ashes for no reason, make sure you close it back so her remains aren’t spilled on all my clothes... the least you pieces of garbage can do is your [expletive] job," Francis tweeted out Monday, along with a picture.

TSA officials responded to Francis to apologize and offered their condolences, saying that "under no circumstances should the container be opened."

Francis later tweeted out that he understood that it was part of the TSA's job to search his belongings but said he is shocked that his mother's ashes were not treated more carefully.

"I don't even care that they checked it... they were just being cautious, & I can understand that," he said in his post. "But to not ensure that it won’t spill back into my bag after you put it back in is the most asinine & irresponsible [expletive] I have ever seen."

Francis is entering his sixth NFL season and had stints with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Redskins' practice squad in 2016. He was signed by the Giants in May.

While at Maryland, Francis compiled 106 tackles, 11. 5 tackles for loss and five and a half sacks and was a 2009 freshman All-American.



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