An incident allegedly involving Earl Thomas, his brother, his wife, two other women and a loaded gun resulted in his wife’s arrest in Austin last month, according to an Austin police report first acquired by TMZ.
Nina Thomas reportedly faces a charge of burglary of a residence with intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — family violence.
The Baltimore Ravens safety seemed to confirm an incident occurred in a preemptive Instagram post on Wednesday.
The alleged Earl Thomas incident
According to police, Nina Thomas allegedly tracked down her husband via Snapchat after an argument over his drinking and found him at a nearby Airbnb house with his brother and two women.
She reportedly enlisted two friends to confront him and took Earl’s gun, a 9mm Berreta, to “scare” the All-Pro at the Airbnb, removing the magazine of the gun. However, she was reportedly not aware of the bullet remaining in the chamber.
Nina allegedly held Earl at gunpoint at the house after finding him naked in bed one of the other women. According to TMZ’s Evan Rosenblum, one of the women accompanying Nina was the wife or ex-wife of Seth Thomas, who confronted him while Nina did the same with her husband.
From @evantmz w/us on @FoxSportsRadio - 'One of the women who accompanied Nina Thomas to the Air-BNB either is or was married to Earl Thomas' brother. So when they all showed up at the house she confronted Seth (Earl's brother) while Nina did the same w/Earl.'— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) May 7, 2020
Police say one of the women captured the incident on her cell phone, with the video showing Nina holding the loaded gun at Earl’s head less than a foot away, her finger on the trigger and the safety off. One of the women also alleged that Nina and one of her companions threatened them with a knife.
At that point, Earl allegedly wrestled the gun from Nina.
Police said they arrived at 3:41 a.m. after getting a call about the disturbance, and found her chasing Earl with a knife while he held the pistol.
Nina was eventually arrested with her companions and later bonded out.
Earl Thomas addresses the incident
Minutes before TMZ’s story went live, Thomas posted to Instagram that his agent had told him the story was coming. He asked for prayers and privacy, alluding to an “altercation” between him and Nina.
“So my agent just hit me and said that I’m going to be on TMZ tomorrow from an altercation that happened with me and Nina,” Thomas said. “So just wanted to get ahead of it and it’s really not anybody’s business. It’s pissing me off that it got out, but it’s the world we live in today. But instead of talking about us, just keep us in y’all prayers.
“Stuff like this happens. We try to live the best life we possibly can, but sometimes it don’t go as planned. Just pray for us as we go through this stuff. We’re back talking, I’m seeing my kids, so just keep us in your prayers.”
Earl and Nina Thomas have been married since 2016 and have three children together. He’s coming off a Pro Bowl season in his first year with the Ravens, with whom he signed a four-year, $55 million contract with $32 million guaranteed last offseason after nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
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