Arrest warrant issued for Earl Thomas

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Free agent safety Earl Thomas, who hasn’t played since 2019, recently said he wants to return to the NFL. That wasn’t likely to happen anyway, but it’s even less likely now.

A judge in Austin, Texas, issued an arrest warrant for Thomas after he violated a court protective order by sending threatening messages to a woman about her and her children, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Thomas faces a third-degree felony charge for allegedly violating the protective order two or more times within 12 months, according to court records obtained by the newspaper. Magistrate George Thomas signed the warrant April 27, but Thomas hasn’t yet been booked into the Travis County jail.

Thomas’ divorce attorney, Trey Dolezal, told the newspaper he left a message for Thomas about the arrest warrant, adding that it involved Thomas reaching out to his wife seeking to see their children.

“They were consciously and collectively working together to see his kids,” Dolezal told the Statesman. “I don’t really understand how he could be in violation by working together to visit with his children.”

Police allege in the arrest affidavit that Thomas violated a protective order issued in May 2021 requiring Thomas to communicate with the woman only through a co-parenting phone application.

27 responses to “Arrest warrant issued for Earl Thomas

  1. Man earns all of the money but isn’t fit to raise his kids so he has to support the unemployed mom who gets the kids but won’t let him see the kids that he’s also paying. Courts logic.You never hear, “oh you make the money and own the house? You get custody dad. Mom,get a job”.

  2. having read the whole article, the violation Thomas is being arrested for is quite literally using the incorrect app? The whole shebang about threatening notes to his soon to be ex and his kids, has no substantiation or backing, at least in this article. With all the polarization going on in the world, I can’t help but wonder if these “violations” are, in reality, minor, and the court system wants to make an example of “VIOLENT BLACK MEN”. That, IMO, would be abhorrent.

  3. @frogtalk, you do realize that’s what his lawyer is portraying, correct? Take your race cards and throw them on a subject they might stick.

  4. It’s nice to know they are holding things together for the children!

  5. Let’s see, Hershall Walker has a history of beating women and Thomas is threatening women and children. Sounds like he should run for the Senate, too!

  6. I can’t help but wonder if these “violations” are, in reality, minor, and the court system wants to make an example of “VIOLENT BLACK MEN”. That, IMO, would be abhorrent.
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    Everything bad that happens to black men is because they’re black, don’t you know? White people are the only ones who deserve what happens to em…

  7. Should’ve never flipped off Pete. Nothing has gone right for this person since.

  8. “The whole shebang about threatening notes to his soon to be ex and his kids, has no substantiation or backing, at least in this article.”

    Did you skip over the part where it says there is a warrant issued for his arrest? Hmm?

  9. WOW, he really need to get help for his anger issues. I used to love the guy for my SEahwaks.

  10. frogtalk says:

    May 6, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    having read the whole article, the violation Thomas is being arrested for is quite literally using the incorrect app? The whole shebang about threatening notes to his soon to be ex and his kids, has no substantiation or backing, at least in this article. With all the polarization going on in the world, I can’t help but wonder if these “violations” are, in reality, minor, and the court system wants to make an example of “VIOLENT BLACK MEN”. That, IMO, would be abhorrent
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    1st off this has nothing to do with race. 2nd its not about “using the wrong app” it’s about not following a court order which was to communicate thru the app. That’s put there by the courts so they can monitor the communication and what’s being said between the 2 to keep it proper and to have proof of any communication or lack of communication in the future.

  11. Violation of a protective order 2 or more times in less than a 12 month period. It’s not only a felony but it puts the judge in a place to where he/she thinks the only option of keeping mom and the kids safe, is if he is in jail.

  12. Divorce laws are rigged against men and put them through the ringer.

    Getting married is a raw deal if you’re male.

  13. I know if I could not see my children I would be really ticked off as well. But making threats sure ain’t going to help matters. Both parents going forward need to think what is best for the children.

  14. Lets see now…A man cheats multiple times on his wife. He is allegedly involved with multiple incidences of domestic violence. His teammates vote him off the island after multiple incidences of free-lancing on plays and fighting with teammates. His now ex-wife gets a protective order. A judge issues an arrest warrant because threatening messages are sent. And yet his attorney doesn’t understand how he could be in violation of the order??? smh….

  15. For all those who thought the Seahawks front office was wrong for not giving him the a lucrative extension a few years back; NUTS.

  16. OK Thomas was ORDERED to ONLY make contact through a co-parentning phone appcication and he(I assume) directly send her threatening messages not just once but at least twice which was a clear violation of the protection order.

    So what part of that is so hard for people or the attorney to understand?

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