Thanksgiving Family Argument About NFL Players Kneeling Ends With Shotgun Blast

A North Carolina man accidentally shot his son after his grown children fought over the NFL protests.

Cary, N.C. – A Thanksgiving Day argument between two adult brothers over National Football League (NFL) players kneeling for the National Anthem ended with a shotgun blast.

Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid, 51, said his 21-year-old son, Esteban Marley Valencia, had a lot to drink during the day on Nov. 22, according to WNCN

Then Esteban got into a disagreement with his older brother, 27-year old Felipe Miguel Valencia, about NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem, just as the family was sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the highly controversial kneeling on the field during the Star Spangled Banner in August of 2016 as a protest of police brutality.

NFL management has struggled for three years to keep football players happy while stopping the exodus of fans from many stadiums.

Police said Esteban turned the holiday argument about kneeling into a physical confrontation with his older brother.

So Lamadrid told his Esteban to leave the house, WNCN reported.

Esteban and Felipe began to scuffle, and Esteban charged Felipe.

Their father wasn’t able to stop the fight, so he told police he went and got his shotgun to try and diffuse the situation.

When Lamadrid returned with his shotgun over his arm, both sons left to the backyard.

But then Esteban returned to the house and started arguing with his father, again.

That’s when Lamadrid took Esteban’s bags and put them outside on the back porch.

Family members told the News & Observer that Esteban began throwing patio furniture around the back yard and at his father.

Lamadrid told police that Esteban had thrown a water bottle at him, and that it hit him in the face.

That caused him to squeeze the trigger on the shotgun, and accidentally fire one shot.

The shot struck Esteban in the hand and leg, wounding him, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

After checking on his son’s condition, Lamadrid got dressed and waited for the police to arrive and arrest him, WNCN reported.

Lamadrid was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting.

He has since bonded out of jail, according to WNCN.

Comments (16)
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fjhappel
fjhappel

Stupid drunks

arizonastate42
arizonastate42

Could of been worse.....

LEO0301
LEO0301

Best story of the year.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Ever since Colin Kap I will not financially support these ignorant scum thug football players. They can watch as their funds slowly diminish and maybe then their owners will grow a pair . Spread the word - BOYCOTT THE NFL

Vcanejr
Vcanejr

Foolish to even unpack fire arm

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Alcohol and firearms do not usually result in positive outcomes....

angeleyes
angeleyes

let the NFL players/cheerleaders kneel in submission instead of standing for something. that's all they're doing. idiots.

bob95648
bob95648

His two sons were arguing and fighting, so he went and got a shotgun to diffuse the situation... Smart.

RPG156
RPG156

After excessive drinking, a shotgun is always the best way to diffuse a sibling fight. Makes sense...

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Yeah dad, that's how you stop a fight. You create an even bigger mess. Why not try leaving alcohol out of your dinner and see if it goes better.

Rayb
Rayb

Football should be banned! Why celebrate violence!?!?

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

And I’m sure those players who knelt, really care about either of them.

By the way, these kneeling players should be kicked off of these teams. Half of them don’t even know what they’re kneeling for. Bunch of overpaid entitled idiots. You should be lucky your dumb asses can even do that. Try do that in N. Korea, or some other foreign country. But because you play “football” you think your sports status can serve as some sort of platform for your ignorance. Way to be role models!!

LSJ
LSJ

Sounds like dad needs deescalation training.

usnret30
usnret30

A holiday to remember!