Former NFL Safety Earl Thomas was arrested in Texas for a felony for sending a threatening message to his estranged wife in violation of a court order.
A warrant was issued on April 27, and Thomas was arrested in his hometown of Orange, Texas, according to records from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, obtained by independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman.
Thomas, 33, has been charged with violating protection orders more than once within 12 months. This is a three-time felony.
The order, issued in May 2021, stated that he could only communicate with Nina Thomas via the co-parenting phone app.
According to a previous report by Austin American Statesman, the woman told police that Thomas had recently begun threatening her and her children with text messages. In one message he is said to have told her she has two handguns. In another example, he said, “Kick (her) ass.”
Nina Thomas filed for divorce in November 2020.
Thomas hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2019 season. He told ESPN last month that he would like to resume his NFL career with ESPN with seven Pro Bowl selections and three Allpros.
Thomas has 713 tackles, 30 intercepts, 12 forced fumbles, and 6 in 140 career games (all started) with the Seattle Seahawks (2010-18) and Baltimore Ravens (2019). Recorded fumble recovery. He was named Seattle in the 14th Comprehensive Pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Former NFLer Earl Thomas was arrested more than two weeks after the warrant
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