Denver Broncos tight end, Julius Thomas, arrested in August for failing to appear in court
Thomas' missed-court bust comes after Von Miller's
Last Updated: 95 days ago
DENVER - Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was arrested in August after he failed to appear in Arapahoe County court on a traffic offense.
Thomas, 25, was ticketed for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle on Jan. 25, accord to state court records.
He missed his March 21 court arraignment on the traffic offense and an arrest warrant was issued for his misdemeanor failure to appear in court violation.
Arapahoe County sheriff's deputies arrested Thomas on Aug. 28 and he was released from jail after posting a $500 bond, according to court records. His arrest was first reported by our partners at the Denver Post.
The Broncos said in a statement Thursday: "We were notified of the issue involving Julius Thomas when it occurred on Aug. 28. It was addressed internally and is being resolved."
The painful irony: Thomas was arrested just 17 days after Broncos' defensive star Von Miller was arrested -- and publicly lambasted -- for failing to appear in court on a traffic ticket.
Somehow, Thomas' memory wasn't jogged about missing court -- even when Broncos Coach John Fox said of Von Miller's arrest: "Obviously, you're very disappointed any time a guy didn't take care of his business."
Thomas' arrest puts a bit of tarnish on his rising star with the Broncos.
A third-year player who only played basketball at Portland State University, Thomas' first two seasons with the Broncos were marred by injury.
But the athletic 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end has become one of Peyton Manning's favorite targets. Thomas led all Broncos' receptions in the preseason, snagging 12 receptions for 123 yards (tying Demaryius Thomas in total yards).
Thomas' turnaround season has attracted national sports coverage, including an ESPN profile this week.
He is expected to start against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night in the Broncos' season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
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