The wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas allegedly had a loaded gun pointed to his head last month amidst allegations Thomas was found sleeping with another woman, according to several reports. Thomas took to Instagram shortly before TMZ first reported the story to explain his side of the story.
"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 in the video. "Just wanted to get ahead of it. It's really not anybody's businesses. It pisses 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 bro. We try to live the best lives we possibly can. Sometimes it don't go as planned. Just pray for us as we go through this stuff. We've been talking. I've been seeing my kids. So just keep us in your prayers."
"We became aware of the situation when we read and saw it on the reports late last night and early this morning," a Ravens spokesperson said in a statement, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
According to TMZ, police responded to a home in the Austin, Texas, area at 3:41 a.m. on April 13 after getting a call about a disturbance.
When police arrived, they said Nina Thomas — Earl Thomas' wife — was chasing him around with a pistol.
According to court documents, Nina Thomas said she had caught Earl Thomas and his brother Seth Thomas naked in bed with another women. That's when she pulled out a gun and put it to Earl's head.
Nina Thomas tracked Earl and his brother on Snapchat to a house in the Austin, Texas area last month. She used Seth Thomas' Snapchat to track Earl, who was allegedly at an AirBnB rental home. Nina Thomas and two other women confronted Earl and allegedly grabbed his 9mm pistol in attempts to "scare him." Police say she was unaware the gun had a round in it. Thomas reportedly wrestled the firearm away from his wife as the incident was reportedly recorded in a cell phone video.
Nina Thomas and her two friends were charged. Nina faces a charge of a burglary of a residence with intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence, according to court records in Travis County.
Thomas, who turned 31 Thursday, earned his seventh Pro Bowl selection last year -- his first season in Baltimore. He recorded 49 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed, and two sacks. Opposing quarterbacks had just a 24.2 passer rating targeting Thomas in 2019.
A 10-year veteran, Thomas is a three-time First team All-Pro selection and been chosen to the Pro Bowl seven times in his career. He has 713 tackles and 30 interceptions in his career -- the first nine with the Seattle Seahawks.