DENVER – Former Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas pleaded guilty this week to careless driving resulting in injury, a traffic infraction, and saw a felony reckless driving charge dismissed.
Thomas was driving with two passengers in his car on Auraria Pkwy. Near 12th Ave. when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll. An arrest affidavit says that Thomas was driving about 70 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone at the time.
Thomas and his two passengers were injured in the crash.
According to court records and Thomas’ attorneys, the guilty plea to the traffic infraction will cost Thomas four points on his license.
Thomas, a five-time Pro Bowler with the Broncos, remains a free agent after he was traded to the Houston Texans last year.
In addition to having to pay court costs and fees and into the victim compensation fund, court records show Thomas will have to pay a $300 fine, complete 50 hours of community service and will be on supervised probation for one year.
In a statement released by his attorneys, Thomas thanked fans who supported him during his career and after the crash and promised to never drive in such a manner again:
“Many of the highlights of my life to date have taken place during my professional football career here with the Denver Broncos. I will always consider Colorado to be a second home which I shall always remember with the fondest of memories. I have many close friends in Colorado who will continue to be a positive part of my life during and after my football career has finished. Many people reached out after my accident and I want thank everyone who has been supportive of my recovery. It was important for me to accept responsibility for my careless driving. I personally promise I will never put anyone at risk with that type of driving going forward. To you, the people of Colorado and Bronco fans, I say thank you for the memories. Perhaps we shall meet again.”