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New Orleans Saints star Michael Thomas played on Sunday but is facing criminal charges after an incident that occurred in the New Orleans area on Friday

New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas is facing simple battery and criminal mischief charges following a confrontation with a construction worker, police stated on Saturday.

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Michael Thomas played on Sunday in the Saints 27-19 loss to Minnesota, catching one pass for nine yards. But his stat line wasn’t the story on Sunday. It was what occurred two nights earlier that had a cloud hanging over the 30-year-old pass catcher’s head.

Thomas was arrested without incident on Friday and released later that night after Kenner (Louisiana) police Lt. Mark McCormick said he assaulted and threatened a construction worker who was parked near his home.

The alleged victim began recording the situation and told police that Thomas began yelling at him and “verbally threatened to harm him.”

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Thomas then reportedly picked up a brick and threw it at the window of a truck, but caused minimal damage. Thomas then knocked the victim’s phone from his hand, shoved him, and told him he did not want to be recorded, police statements say.

A statement released by the Saints said the team is “aware of the incident and we are gathering information.”


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