Thomas was involved with a wreck on Feb. 16, a few days after he was released by the Texans.
In a statement laying out the reasons for his arrest, authorities said Thomas was pushing over 70 mph, more than double the rate limit, at around 12:20 a.m. close to Down Town Denver if his SUV went off the road and flipped end-over-end after hitting a median. The SUV landed on its brakes and one of the two passengers suffered serious injuries, ” the document said.
“It was very important to me to accept responsibility for my poor driving. Personally, I promise I won’t ever put anybody at risk with that type of driving going forward.”
Thomas might have to pay a $300 fine, complete 50 hours of community support and also is likely to be on twelve months of probation. He also has to cover for court expenses.
A felony reckless driving charge was disregarded.
“A lot of these highlights of my life to have taken place within my expert football career here with the Denver Broncos,” Thomas said in a statement released by his own attorneys.
“I can always consider Colorado to be a second home which I shall always remember with the fondest of memories. I have many buddies in Colorado who’ll last to be considered a positive component of my life during and after my football career has finished. Lots of people reached out after my accident and I need thank everyone who is supportive of my recovery. It was very important to me to accept responsibility for my poor driving. Personally, I promise I won’t ever put anybody at risk with that type of driving going forward. Perhaps we shall meet again.”
Thomas, 31, played games for Houston this past year, making 23 receptions for 275 yards and two touchdowns, until his season ended prematurely after he tore his left Achilles tendon.
He has created four Pro Bowls and won the Superbowl after the 2015 season with the Broncos. Thomas has been a first-round pick by the Broncos this year and spent his career there until last year’s transaction. He’s the second-leading receiver at Broncos history, with 9,055 yards and 60 touchdown receptions.