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Giants’ Francis irate, claims TSA spilled mother’s ashes

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July 10, 2018 at 10:25 am.

New York Giants defensive tackle A.J. Francis went on a profane tirade on Twitter after the Transportation Security Administration allegedly left open the urn carrying his mother’s ashes.

Carrie Leanne Francis died on June 26, according to a post on her son’s Instagram account. A.J. Francis posted a picture Monday of his clothes covered with what appeared to be ashes in his suitcase along with a notice of inspection from TSA.

“Hey you (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,” the 28-year-old Francis said in a tweet.

AskTSA responded to Francis’ complaints with an explanation, apology and condolences.

“2: Our officers are trained to handle your carry-on and checked property with care,” it wrote. “Out of respect for the deceased, under no circumstances should the container be opened. Please accept our apologies and our condolences”

Francis was not in a forgiving mood, however.

“The craziest part of this @TSA (expletive) is that I don’t even care that they checked it … they were just being cautious, & I can understand that,” he wrote. “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, who signed as a free agent with the Giants earlier this year, recorded 18 tackles in six games last season for the Washington Redskins. The 6-foot-5, 337-pounder collected 20 tackles in nine career contests with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Redskins after playing collegiately at Maryland.

 

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