DENVER — Another Denver Bronco was placed under arrest before this oh-so-close 2013 season could officially get underway, court records show.
Julius Thomas, who is slated start at tight end Thursday night when the team opens the year against the Baltimore Ravens, was arrested in late August for failure to appear in court after being issued a traffic citation, according to a court records.
Those records show Thomas was issued a ticket for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle on Jan. 25, just less than two weeks after the Broncos’ 2012 season was ended by the Ravens. He was given a court date for the misdemeanor charge on March 21, but did not appear.
Due to that failure to appear, Thomas was arrested on Aug. 28, the Broncos confirmed, just over a week before the team was set to face the Ravens yet again.
Thomas posted $500 bond, according to court records, and was released the same day he was arrested. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 12.
The Broncos confirmed that they were made aware of the arrest on the day it occurred.
Thomas is the second Bronco to be arrested for a failure to appear charge. Von Miller was arrested on the same charge after not showing up for a court date that also involved a traffic citation.
The news of those two arrests came after news that two Broncos executives, Tom Heckert and Matt Russell, and one former player, Quentin Saulsberry, were all arrested at different points in this offseason for impaired driving.
After his arrest, Miller was issued an unrelated six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.