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Ex-Seattle security Earl Thomas arrested following protective order

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Former Seattle Seahawks goaltender Earl Thomas was arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued for allegedly breaching a protective order.

Dallas television station WFAA reported that Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, Texas, where he played high school football. The station reported that the triple All-Pro was recognized at a restaurant.


Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas #29 on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.
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The arrest warrant was issued last month in Austin, Texas, where Thomas played college for the Texas Longhorns. Police said Thomas violated the court order by sending threatening messages to a woman about her and her children, the Austin US statesman reported.

Orange sits near the Texas-Louisiana border, about 275 miles from Austin.


Thomas’ attorney, Trey Dolezal, told the Austin newspaper that the warrant stemmed from Thomas contacting the woman to see their children.

Ex-Seattle security Earl Thomas arrested following protective order

Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas #29 walks off the field before a game against the Cleveland Browns on December 22, 2019 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Baltimore won 31-15.
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Thomas, 33, is a free agent and has said he wants to resume his career. He spent his first nine seasons with the Seahawks before a year with Baltimore after signing with the Ravens as a free agent. Thomas hasn’t played since 2019.

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