NFL's Chris Olave Arrested After Recklessly Driving 70 In 35 MPH Zone

NFL's Michael Thomas Posts Cryptic Meme On Social Media Following Arrest

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on November 11, 2023 at 2:20 PM EST

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has been arrested for battery after allegedly throwing a brick at a man's windshield.

According to police, the NFL star was arrested on misdemeanor charges of simple battery and criminal mischief around 7 p.m. Friday. Law enforcement says the NFL star was cooperative and booked without incident.

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NFL Star Michael Thomas Arrested For Battery

NFL star Michael Thomas found himself involved in an altercation with a man who was doing construction work on a house being built near the Saints wide receiver's home.

According to reports, the construction worker claims Michael Thomas yelled at him about parking his vehicle in front of his house. He then continued to threaten the man verbally.

In the man's statement, he said that the wide receiver became more upset after he began recording Thomas during the incident, leading the NFL star to throw a brick at the man's car windshield, which caused "little if any damage." The man also alleges that Thomas shoved him and knocked the phone out of his hands.

Police then arrested Michael Thomas following the altercation.

He was released around 10 p.m.

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The issue between Thomas and the construction worker has reportedly been an ongoing situation, as the NFL star had asked the man to stop parking in front of his house, verbally threatening to throw something at the cars if they were not moved.

The Saints said last night they were aware of the incident and were gathering information. The team has a game against the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow, Sunday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. EST. It is unclear if Thomas will play.

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New Orleans Saints Star Chris Olave Arrested Last Month

NFL's Michael Thomas Posts Cryptic Meme On Social Media Following Arrest

Michael Thomas is the second Saints player to be arrested in one month as Chris Olave, another wide receiver for the team, was arrested for driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone.

As we reported, the star wide receiver allegedly drove recklessly on a street in Louisiana as officers say Olave was going 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in a mixed business/residential area. Citizens who live in the area have previously complained of people speeding.

Olave was driving his Dodge Charger when he “recklessly maneuvering between lanes and around other drivers on the roadway” in addition to driving double the speed limit.

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A spokesperson for the Kenner Police Department said in a statement that “Olave was booked on a charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle after officers say he was going 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in a mixed business/residential area where citizens had complained of people speeding.”

The 23-year-old wide receiver was arrested and put in jail but was released two hours later.

Read more on that story here.

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NFL’s Derion Kendrick Arrested On Gun Charge

NFL's Derion Kendrick Arrested Just Hours After Rams Win

This news also comes after NFL player Derion Kendrick was arrested just hours after helping the Los Angeles Rams win against the Arizona Cardinals in mid-October.

According to jail records, the 23-year-old was pulled over early Monday morning, October 16, for a traffic violation, but during the stop, police officers found a gun and marijuana in his car.

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