Not much that went on with the Jets this season behind the scenes managed to stay out of the press, but the arrest of linebacker Bryan Thomas during the season was kept under wraps until Tuesday.
The Morris County Daily Record in New Jersey reports that Thomas has applied for admission into a probation program to resolve charges from his October 31st arrest. Thomas has been charged with assaulting his wife, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of 20 tablets of suspected hydrocodone.
According to the complaint, Thomas “allegedly pushed his wife with a kitchen chair (the weapon cited in the charges), punched her in the stomach, and grabbed her by the neck, causing pain and marks on her body.” Police found the drugs and paraphernalia at Thomas’s home.
Thomas posted $2,500 bail on those charges at the time. If he is allowed into the pre-trial diversion program for first-time offenders, the charges would be dismissed and his criminal record cleared upon completion of the conditions of probation.