Seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas wants to resume his NFL career after being out of the league for the past two seasons, but he just made it entirely hard after the news that came down on Friday.
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.
He 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.
Thomas, who turns 33 on Saturday, has not played since 2020 when the Baltimore Ravens released him after he punched a teammate during a preseason practice. Thomas, who played in college at the University of Texas from 2008 to 2010, owns a home in West Austin with his estranged wife.
Thomas has had one free-agent visit since his release, meeting with the Houston Texans in September 2020. It was expected that Thomas would join the Texans, but he was never signed.
He filed a grievance against the Ravens, seeking his $10 million guaranteed salary in 2020. Baltimore declined to pay, saying he violated his contract with misconduct.