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Actor Robbie Amell posts redemption video after catching heat for his football throw

Robbie Amell

Actor Robbie Amell posted a redemption video on Monday night after catching heat throughout the day for his embarrassing football throwing in a movie.

Amell starred in 2015 high school romantic comedy “The Duff” as the “star quarterback.” NFL writer Marcus Mosher posted a clip on Twitter Monday showing Amell’s character in the movie throwing the football. The passes were pretty pathetic looking.

The clip was widely circulated and even seen by FS1 Colin Cowherd, who called it “brutal” and joked he might lead his show with it. Amell saw that and responded by defending himself. Amell said he essentially short-armed the ball because the passes had to be caught by a production assistant who was only a few feet away.

Amell wasn’t about to go out with everyone on the internet thinking he had such a weak arm, so he posted this redemption video on Twitter:

Yup, he’s got an arm.

Amell actually said in an interview that he had previously messed around about his throwing ability before showing off for the film’s director.

“I messed with our director who said ‘Can you throw a football?’ I’m like ‘Of course’. I’m right-handed but just to mess with him I threw it with my left hand with really terrible form and I saw his jaw hit the ground. I said ‘Let me do another one’ and I just launched a bullet right into his chest,” Amell told Kidzworld in a 2015 interview.

We’ve now seen the evidence. Case closed.

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