The Arrest of Michael Thomas: New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver
KENNER, La. – Michael Thomas, the wide receiver of the New Orleans Saints, was taken into custody on Friday night by Kenner police. He faces misdemeanor charges of simple assault and criminal mischief. The incident occurred during an altercation with a construction worker at a home under construction in the Thomas neighborhood.
According to the alleged victim, Thomas confronted her for parking in front of his house and made verbal threats. The situation escalated when the construction worker began recording the incident, leading Thomas to throw a brick at the worker’s windshield. The damage caused was minimal.
The man involved in the altercation stated that Thomas pushed him and forcibly took his phone to prevent further recording. He also revealed that Thomas had previously expressed frustration with construction workers parking near his house and had threatened to damage their vehicles if they didn’t comply.
In response to the incident, the local subsidiary of NBC, WDSU, interviewed the man who shared his account of the ongoing issues between Thomas and the construction workers.
The charges against Thomas will be addressed in Kenner Mayor Court, which handles traffic violations, misdemeanors, and code enforcement within the city.
Saints Organization’s Response
The New Orleans Saints released a statement acknowledging the incident and stated that they are currently gathering information regarding the matter.
Previous Arrest in Kenner
This is the second arrest of a Saints player in Kenner within the past month. Chris Olave, another wide receiver, was arrested on October 23 for suspected reckless operation of a motor vehicle.