Felony Arrest Warrant Issued For Former NFL Safety Earl Thomas

A judge in Austin, Texas has issued an arrest warrant for former Seahawks and Ravens safety Earl Thomas after police said Thomas violated a court protective order by sending threatening messages to a women about her and her children.

According to court records, Magistrate George Thomas signed a warrant on April 27 charging Thomas with a third-degree elony for allegedly violating the protective order two or more times within a 12-month period.

As of Saturday afternoon, Thomas had not been booked into the Travis County (TX) jail.

The warrant was issued just days after Thomas, a seven-time Pro Bowl safety, told an ESPN reporter on April 22 that he hopes to return to the NFL.

Thomas, who turned 33 on Saturday, has not played since 2020 when the Baltimore Ravens released him after he punched a teammate during a preseason practice.