Ravens safety Earl Thomas is feeling terribly after the team sent him home and told him not to come to practice after an incident on the field on Friday.
On Saturday, he took to Instagram to release a statement on his actions.
“Being sent home sucks I can’t take the reps I need to keep momentum going,” Thomas wrote. “But I can reflect on things and keep working my plan to help the team win. This has been one of of my best camps crazy a situation like this can through dirt on it. Here is the clip that started the fight. A mental error on my part. A Busted coverage that I tried to explain calmly meet with built up aggression turned into me getting into with a teammate. Since we didn’t keep it in house and I’m getting text and calls from ESPN reporters etc thought I’d try and clear the air. Situations like this narrow my window for error but this the path I choose.”
With his statement, he released video of why he went off:
There’s growing speculation this could be the end of Earl Thomas’ playing days with the Ravens.
Baltimore could suspend Thomas for conduct detrimental to the team, and that would allow them to cut Thomas without paying him his guaranteed 2020 salary of $10 million.