DALAS – Former Seattle Seahawks security Earl Thomas was arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued for an alleged breach of security.
Beaumont, Texas, KBMT reported that Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, where he played football in high school. The station reported that the three-time All-Pro was recognized at the restaurant.
An arrest warrant was issued last month in Austin, Texas, where Thomas played in college for the Texas Longhorns. Police said Thomas violated the court ruling by sending the woman threatening messages about her and her children, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Orange is located near the Texas-Louisiana line, about 275 miles from Austin.
Thomas’ lawyer, Trey Dolezal, told the Austin newspaper that the warrant stemmed from Thomas reaching out to the woman to see their children.
The 33-year-old Thomas is a free agent and has said he wants to resume his career. He spent his first nine seasons at the Seahawks before a year in Baltimore after signing with Ravens as a free agent.
Thomas has not played since 2019. He was released by the Ravens at training camp in 2020 after hitting teammate Chuck Clark during training.