Reports back in April indicated that Thomas was attempting to return to the league for the 2022 season, which shocked many around the NFL world who thought he may have been retired for good.
That may be unlikely after some troubling news surrounding Thomas emerged on Saturday. The NFL player has reportedly been arrested in his hometown in Texas after a warrant has been issued for his alleged violation of a court protective order.
The former seven-time Pro Bowl safety currently faces a third-degree felony for at least two violations within a year-long span.
This, unfortunately, comes with details that Thomas had been threatening the mother of his child through text, where he said that he would poison his soon-to-be ex-wife and child along with other disgusting remarks. These texts violated the court order that Thomas could only communicate with the woman through a co-parenting phone app.
Many had been wondering what exactly Thomas has been up to since his early retirement, and it seems like things have clearly spiraled in his personal life after football. This has the NFL world believing that Thomas’s NFL career is likely finished.
Last month, Earl Thomas told ESPN's @AdamSchefter that he hoped to play in the NFL again.
Following his arrest amid troubling allegations on Friday, it's safe to say he's played his last snap in the league.
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) May 14, 2022
The Earl Thomas story wasn't supposed to go this way. Breaks my heart.
— Hustle Chillson (@HustleChillson) May 6, 2022
I see Earl Thomas was arrested for making those threatening phone calls. I don’t know where he went wrong but I’m pretty sure his football career is over. Sad.
— Kathy Hudson Edwards (@MyInfo44162055) May 15, 2022
While Thomas’s career is likely done, there are clearly some far more pressing issues in his life that need to be the center of attention.
Considering the disturbing details of the texts between Thomas and his wife, it appears that Thomas needs some real mental health help if things have gotten this bad for him and his family.