Free agent NFL wide receiver Michael Thomas was arrested in Georgia on March 19. The list of charges are reported to include possession of a firearm or knife during commission of a felony, aggravated assault, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and cruelty to children in the 3rd degree.
According to KRMG’s website, Thomas was involved in a domestic dispute with a woman while a child’s birthday party was being thrown in the same house. According to the report, Thomas is accused of hitting the woman with open and closed fists.
Police said they heard screaming and yelling coming from inside the house as they responded. A police officer pulled a taser and ordered Thomas to the ground. Thomas complied and was arrested. That’s when cops found a 9mm gun on Thomas, thus the additional firearm charge.
Thomas, 29 years old, was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the NFL 2009 draft and suited up three and a half seasons for the team.
In is career, the wide out has played six seasons in the league for multiple teams, including the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals with one stint in the Canadian Football league with the Toronto Argonauts. And a quick note here, this is not the NFL player Michael Thomas that plays for the Saints or the other that plays for the Dolphins. How many Michael Thomas’ this league have?!
The arrest occurred in Sandy Springs and his mugshot is shown here. For more athletes and sports figure’s mugshots, go to our Jocks Behind Bars mugshot gallery.
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