Baltimore Ravens All-Pro safety Earl Thomas was involved in a dramatic domestic incident last month, in which his wife pointed a gun at his head from close range before she was arrested, Texas court documents show.
Thomas' wife, Nina Thomas, allegedly confronted him after catching him in bed with other women and pointed a loaded pistol within inches of his head, an Austin police report shows, according to TMZ Sports.
Nina Thomas admitted to police that she aimed the gun at Earl with the intent of scaring him, and told them she thought it was unloaded after she had removed the magazine. Police, however, said there was still a round in the chamber.
Officers arrived at a tense, wild scene after responding to a disturbance call at an Austin-area home around 3:30 a.m. on April 13, documents show.
They allegedly discovered Nina Thomas, now armed with a knife, chasing a shirtless Earl around a car after he had wrestled the loaded firearm away from her. Police drew their guns on both Thomases and ordered them to the ground, the report shows.
Nina Thomas told police she became suspicious of Earl's whereabouts after he had left their house earlier in the day following an argument. She told them she had tracked him to the Austin house after logging into his Snapchat account.
Upon arriving at the house with two of her friends, Nina claimed, she found Earl and his brother, Seth Thomas, naked in bed with several women.
That's when the chaos broke out.
One of the women at the house shot cell phone video of the incident, according to the police report. One officer described the video after apparently watching it, saying Nina held the gun "from less than a foot away and it can clearly be seen that Nina's finger was on the trigger and the safety is disengaged."
Police also said the video shows Nina striking Earl in the nose. Apparently, though, he was able to get the gun away from her without it firing, and that's about when police arrived and found her chasing him.
Nina Thomas and two of her friends were arrested in the incident. She was charged with burglary of a residence with intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and later posted bail. Separate records show Nina Thomas was issued a protective order and told to stay 200 yards away from Earl and his alleged mistress, TMZ reported.
Thomas is a native of West Orange, Texas, and played his college ball with the University of Texas. He won a Super Bowl as a key member of the Seahawks' vaunted defense before joining the Ravens prior to last season. Thomas picked up five All-Pro nods in Seattle, including three as a first-teamer.