Former Seattle SeahawksSafety Earl Thomas was arrested Friday after being issued a warrant for his violation of a court protection order. This was more than two months after Thomas was originally charged.
According to a report by WFAA in DallasAfter being recognized in a restaurant, Thomas was taken into custody by the Orange Police Department.
Thomas was arrested was issuedAustin, Texas – On April 27, police reported that he had sent threats to a woman regarding her and her children.
Orange, Texas is located close to the Louisiana border and more than 250 miles away from Austin.
Thomas will be charged with a third degree felony for at most two violations within twelve months of a protective Order from May 2021, which stated that he could only communicate with the woman via a coparenting phone app. According to police, the woman told police that Thomas threatened her and her children by text messages. He had sent her one message on April 18, informing her that two handguns had been purchased and another message later that day. [her] ass.”
Trey Dolezal represents Thomas in the ongoing divorce proceedings. He told the American Statesman that Thomas reached out to her to see their children.
Thomas, 33 years old, said to ESPN's Adam Schefter, 22 April, that he is looking to restart his NFL career. The seven-time Pro Bowl winner and three-time First Team All-Pro was not able to play in any game since the 2019 season. That year, he signed a $45 million, four-year deal with the NFL. Baltimore RavensHe is available for free agency. Baltimore released Thomas in August 2020 following an altercation in Baltimore, in which Thomas punched his teammate Chuck ClarkDuring a practice session at a training camp.
This report was based on information obtained from ESPN's Brady Henderson.