Free agent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to a careless driving charge in Colorado on Wednesday.
According to online court records in Denver County, Thomas was sentenced to one year of probation, 50 hours of community service and fines in connection with the careless driving charge. The other charges — including a charge of vehicular assault, which is a felony — were dismissed.
The charges stemmed from a rollover crash in Denver last month, in which Thomas’ car “tumbled end over end” and resulted in “serious bodily injuries” to one of the passengers in the car, according to the arrest affidavit. Police determined that Thomas was going at least 70 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone prior to the crash.
In a statement released through his attorneys Wednesday, Thomas thanked those who contacted him after the crash and have been “supportive of my recovery.”
“It was important for me to accept responsibility for my careless driving,” Thomas said in part of the statement. “I personally promise I will never again put anyone at risk with that type of driving going forward.”
Thomas spent the majority of his career with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the Houston Texans midway through last season. He’s been named to four Pro Bowls over the course of his nine-year career and has recorded 688 career receptions for 9,330 yards.
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