Ravens safety Earl Thomas was sent home from practice on Friday following a fight with his teammate, Chuck Clark. The incident occurred after Clark called Thomas out on the field for a busted coverage, which Thomas took exception to. He reportedly threw a punch and was sent home.
On Sunday, he became a former member of the team after they cut him from the roster.
Thomas responded to the situation before their decision when he took to Instagram and shared a video clip of the play before the fight happened. Thomas took the blame for the blown coverage, which led to a touchdown.
He has since deleted that video:
“Here is the clip that started the fight,” Thomas wrote on Instagram. “A mental error on my part. A busted coverage that I tried to explain calmly met with built up aggression turned into me getting into it 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.”
The Ravens signed Thomas to a four-year, $55 million contract last offseason, which includes $32 million guaranteed.
They will now fight to try and not pay him the $10M guaranteed he is due in 2020.