A former member of the Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” defense is headed for the slammer. Earl Thomas, who allegedly broke a protective order for his wife several times, was issued a warrant by a judge for his felony conviction. This year, he will be the 12th NFL player or ex-player to be detained.
Austin, Texas judge George Thomas signed the warrant charging the former All-Pro defensive back, who played for Seattle and Baltimore, with a third-degree felony for allegedly violating the protective order two or more times within 12 months.
Thomas has been a thorn in his side with his ex-wife for the past two decades. She claimed that Thomas sent her two threats messages within the last month.
“On April 18, police say Thomas texted the woman that he obtained two handguns earlier that day. Later, Thomas texted the woman: “Waiting for hand in foot why I’ll kick you ass.
“I hope u in the car with him and the kids and yall drive off the road. I’m going to let my aunt and cousins kill their children.
Thomas has been involved in multiple violations of law, and he reinforces the moniker that fans continually peg the NFL with: the National “felons” league. Thomas was also reportedly arrested in Travis County, Texas in February 2021 for carrying a weapon unlawfully, but he surrendered the weapon and the charge was dropped.
Out of the NFL the past two seasons, Thomas is hoping to make a comeback. He told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday, “I’m ready. I am in good shape. My timing is on point — I’m proud of that.”
Well Thomas is certainly not in good legal shape, though he’d fit right in with a league that is averaging a player arrest about every 10 days this year.
Thomas isn’t exactly the best teammate either. In August 2020, Thomas’ time with Ravens was over when he punched Chuck Clark during practice.
It’s a real shame Thomas is wasting his talent. Yahoo Sports’ Jack Baer called him “one of the most well-regarded safeties in the league, a seven-time pro bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro and Super Bowl champion. Now, he’s out of the league amid serious character concerns, and this latest allegation won’t help convince teams he’s pulled things together.”
The Legion of Boom is one of the best defensive units that the NFL had seen over the past few years. Thomas, Richard Shermans, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner were just a few of its many members. Thomas was with the Seahawks, and they won three NFC West division championships, two NFC Championships, and a Super Bowl.
Thomas was the Seahawks’ first-round draft selection in 2010.