New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Michael Thomas Arrested on Misdemeanor Charges
Incident Occurred in Kenner, Louisiana
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was arrested on Friday evening on misdemeanor charges of simple battery and criminal mischief, according to the Kenner police department. The incident took place in Kenner, Louisiana, where Thomas resides.
Thomas was reportedly involved in an altercation with a construction worker who was working on a house in Thomas’ neighborhood. The construction worker claimed that Thomas confronted him about parking in front of his house and made verbal threats.
According to the construction worker’s statement, Thomas became agitated when he started recording the incident and threw a brick at his windshield, causing minimal damage. The worker also alleged that Thomas shoved him and knocked his phone out of his hands.
Local news outlet WDSU reported that the tension between Thomas and the construction workers had been building up for several weeks. Thomas had repeatedly asked them to stop parking in front of his house and had threatened to throw objects at their cars if they did not comply.
Legal Proceedings to Take Place in Kenner’s Mayor’s Court
The charges against Thomas will be adjudicated in Kenner’s Mayor’s Court, which has jurisdiction over traffic, misdemeanor, and code enforcement violations within the city. Thomas was cooperative during his arrest and was released from custody later that night.
The New Orleans Saints released a statement acknowledging the incident and stated that they were gathering information. This is the second arrest of a Saints player in Kenner within the past month. Wide receiver Chris Olave was previously arrested on suspicion of reckless operation of a motor vehicle on October 23.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the Saints organization will closely monitor the situation and determine any necessary actions or consequences for Thomas. The team’s priority remains the well-being and conduct of its players both on and off the field.