Earl Thomas has received a lot of press. He may now serve time in prison. He is accused of sending threatening text messages to a woman about her children''s safety, in violation of a protective order.
Thomas is only permitted to contact the accused victim via a co-parenting phone application so far. It comes days after a judge issued a warrant for the former NFL player after he was accused of repeatedly breaching a protective order, according to TMZ Sports.
According to reports, the 33-year-old 7-time Pro Bowler was apprehended at 8:30 PM by the Orange County PD after receiving a phone call from a bar patron who saw Thomas in the business. Officers arrived and Thomas was arrested and transported to the Orange County jail, where he is still being held.
According to internet records, no bond has been established. Because Thomas allegedly contacted the woman many times, he might be charged with a third-degree felony, which can fade a ten-year prison term if found guilty. According to the Austin American-Statesman, the bust comes just two weeks after a judge issued a warrant for Earl following a allegedly abusive behavior twice in a year by threatening a woman and her children over texting.
The Thomas lawyer previously told a local Austin newspaper that his client was only talking with his estranged wife about their children as allowed under the order. Earl was ordered to exclusively communicate with his ex via an approved co-parenting app in the original protective order, which was issued in 2021. However, the claim that non only did the NFL player not utilize the app, but he also sent shocking statements threatening violence.
The arrest took place as Thomas, the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, was attempting to reinvigorate the league. Earl, a five-time All-Pro and Super Bowl champion, hasnt played since starting 15 games for the Baltimore Ravens last season. The arrest was initially reported by NFL reporter Dov Kleiman. This is a fascinating story.