Michael Thomas, the New Orleans Saints wide receiver, was placed in a police car after allegedly pushing and threatening a contractor at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday.
According to a police report, Thomas was arguing with the contractor over a payment dispute when he allegedly pushed the man and threatened to “beat his ass.” The contractor called the police and Thomas was placed in the back of a police car. He was not arrested, however, and was released after the police interviewed him and the contractor.
The Saints released a statement on the incident, saying that they are “aware of the situation” and that they are “gathering more information.”
“We are aware of the situation involving Michael Thomas,” the statement said. “We are gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time.”
This is not the first time that Thomas has been involved in an off-field incident. In 2019, he was arrested for allegedly punching a man in the face at a bar in Miami. The charges were eventually dropped, but the incident raised questions about Thomas’ character and judgment.
The Saints are hoping that this latest incident does not derail Thomas’ career. He is one of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL, but he has also been a headache for the team off the field.