It was announced on Monday that authorities are investigating the death of Bucs star linebacker Devin White’s father.
He was only 45 years old.
The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office says Carlos Thomas was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center after complaining about severe back pain. He then became unresponsive while in the ambulance. Life-saving efforts were performed, but were unsuccessful. Thomas was pronounced dead a short time later.
“Authorities in Louisiana are investigating the death of Devin White’s father, Carlos Thomas, who was in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with complaints of severe back pain. He was unresponsive in the ambulance while being transported to the hospital,” Rick Stroud reports.
Thomas was brought to Natchitoches last month by the U.S. Marshals Service to await trial on previous federal charges.
An autopsy is being performed to verify Thomas’ official cause of death; those results are pending.
White notched his sixth career multi-sack performance, finishing with 2.0 sacks, a team-high nine tackles, three quarterback hits, and a forced fumble when the Bucs defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Germany. He now has 5.0 sacks this season and 20.0 in his NFL career. White leads all inside linebackers with 20.0 sacks since the start of the 2019 season.