Jets veteran linebacker Bryan Thomas was accepted into Morris County’s Pre-Trial Intervention program Monday after he was arrested for assaulting his wife and possession of marijuana in October, according to multiple reports.
If Thomas completes the 100 hours of community service, pays $1,200 in fines and passes drug, alcohol and domestic violence counseling all charges will be dismissed. The program will last 24 months.
He was accompanied to the hearing by his wife who told reporters the case was a “private matter.” Thomas’ lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, told reporters that Thomas and his wife are still together.
“I don’t want to give the incident life,” Tacopina said. “They’re a couple and like any couple they go through stresses.” Thomas declined comment.
Thomas was charged on October 31 of aggravated assault of his wife, possession of fewer than 50 grams of marijuana and 20 tablets of hydrocodone and possession drug paraphernalia. The charges were first reported in January.
Thomas, 33, has been a member of the Jets since 2002. His contract ran out at the end of the 2012 season.
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NY Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas to enter pre-trial intervention program stemming from assault and drug charges
New York Daily News | Feb 12