EX-NFL star Earl Thomas was arrested on Friday after reportedly after sending his wife threatening messages about harming her and their children.

A witness called in the tip to police.


Earl Thomas, who won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, violated a court protective order out of Austin.

The order was issued after he sent threatening messages to his estrange wife, Nina Thomas, about her and their children as reported by WFAA.

He has violated the order approximately three times during the last 12 months.

His lawyer, Trey Dolezal claimed that Thomas is working with Nina to see their kids.

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"They were consciously and collectively working together to see his kids," Dolezal said. "I don't really understand how he could be in violation by working together to visit with his children."

The Orange Police Department arrested Thomas Friday night at a local restaurant.

A man who saw Thomas called into the police station about his whereabouts.

Dolezal could not be reached for immediate comment.

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A judge previously order Thomas to stay 400 feet away from his estrange wife after confessing to breaking a window at her parents home in Texas the day after Christmas.

Court documents allege that Thomas stay out all night prior and return drunk.

He also threatened to come back and " burn"all of her things, and assault her if she returned to their shared home in Austin.

“I am scared of Earl and believe that there is clear and present danger,” she wrote, saying she believes she and the couple’s children “will be harmed," Nina shared in court documents.

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In November 2020, Nina filed for divorce after allegedly holding him at gunpoint at gunpoint at an undisclosed location after finding him"in bed with other women,"

The two were married in 2016 and have three children together.

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