Free Agent Demaryius Thomas In Custody

Free agent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is in custody for charges of vehicular assault in Colorado, according to Denver 7. The Texans free agent (and former Bronco) lost control of his vehicle on Feb. 16 and a female passenger in the car suffered serious injuries, police say. Fortunately, those injuries were not life-threatening, but vehicular assault is a felony-level charge in Colorado. 

At the time of the crash, investigators did not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. Thomas was said to have suffered minor injuries in the accident, but was fine otherwise.

In his ninth NFL season, Thomas reeled in just 36 catches for 402 yards and three touchdowns for the Broncos. Before the deadline, he was shipped to the Texans, where he had 23 receptions for 275 yards and two scores. In February, the four-time Pro Bowler was cut by Houston, making him a free agent.

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  1. wrigleyhawkeye

    I understand getting ticketed and being responsible for injury, but if this was truly an accident (barring gross negligence such as driving 100MPH is a school zone) I don’t understand an arrest and felony charge.

  2. 94yankees

    Are the charges for his female friend who was hurt or another person? When you say vehicular assault I think of hitting someone else. If it’s his friend why wouldn’t it be two counts? Can one assault themselves?

    • Yeah I’m confused by this. It almost sounds like he wrecked his car for the sole purpose of harming his passenger??

  3. namvet70

    By driving 70 in a 30 – “Denver traffic detectives determined that Thomas was going 70 mph based on a speed analysis, the statement says.” – today’s Denver Post

  4. tropicaldelivery

    One of his other charge was having no insurance on the vehicle he made 2.5 million last year and he don’t bother with insurance WOW!

    • brucewayne

      You don’t have to have insurance if you sign a waiver of self insurance. But you have to prove you have the money to cover costs if you have accidents.

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