Dec 8, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas (29) reacts to a defensive play against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been out of the NFL since retiring after the 2019 season after one year with the Baltimore Ravens.

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.

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.

[247 Sports, USA Today]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.