When you read a headline that describes battery charges as the reason for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas’ arrest on Friday evening, it sounds a lot worse than it is.
Sure, the Saints would ideally not want one of their star pass-catchers getting into physical altercations in the later hours of the night. Thomas’ fellow wideout Chris Olave was arrested late last month for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and tried to play the “I play for the Saints, though!” card. Alas… Didn’t work.
As for Thomas, though, he was ticked off that construction workers refused to stop parking in front of his house for weeks while they did work around his neighborhood.
Check out this video from the alleged victim, whose car Thomas flung a brick at:
A contractor working in Michael Thomas' neighborhood spoke with WDSU exclusively about an alleged confrontation he had with the Saints star. We have reached out with Kenner PD for more information and have not heard back. @wdsupic.twitter.com/UWhpsWJAQo
I mean, you can’t say Thomas didn’t warn the workers not to park in front of his house. Again, when you see “arrested on battery charges” in a headline from ESPN, you immediately assume the worst.
But like, no offense to this construction worker. This is f*cking hysterical. Even better was how Thomas addressed the whole situation once he was released from lockup after a mere few hours at 10 p.m. on Friday night on charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and simple battery.
Quick questch: How and why are there this many brick-throwing memes/reactions at the ready? Where did all these come from? Am I missing something? Do people make fun of political protests that turn into riots on the regular with material like this? The Internet never ceases to amaze me.
To be honest, the alleged victim in Thomas’ case kind of sounds like he’s full of sh*t and a quick scan of social media will agree with that take.
This isn’t that big of a deal is the bottom line. It’s more humorous than anything else considering the sensationalist “BATTERY CHARGES” headlines that Big J journos are running with. Let’s hope Commish Goodell isn’t a prude about it and refrains from suspending Thomas for the Saints’ showdown with the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday.