Orange Police arrested former NFL All-Pro Earl Thomas after he was located at a local restaurant Friday night. There was a warrant out for his arrest for violating a court protective order by sending threatening messages to his ex-wife.
The Austin American Statesman recently reported that the warrant, which was signed April 27 in Austin, charges Thomas with a third-degree felony for at least two violations within the last year of a protective order from May 2021 that stated he could only communicate with the woman through a co-parenting app by phone.
The paper reported that the Orange native hasn’t been using the app and instead continued to threaten by text that he would harm his ex-wife and his children.
Thomas, who turned 33 on May 7, hasn’t played in the NFL since the Baltimore Ravens terminated his contract on August 23, 2020 following a fight he had with a teammate two days earlier.