It's been a rough year for Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas III, and things don't seem to be headed in the right direction after recent news broke Saturday morning.
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Thomas was "sent home from the facility Friday following a fight with teammate Chuck Clark."
Back on April 13th, Thomas' wife Nina held a loaded gun close to his head after he was caught cheating on her with another woman, according to court documents. Per ProFootballTalk, the Ravens had no basis to contend that Thomas violated his contract or voided his guaranteed salary.
However, this incident at practice could be a different story as the "team's Leadership Council made it clear to decision-makers they would prefer Thomas not be around," sources close to the situation told CBS Sports reporter, Jason La Canfora.
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The @Ravens situation with Earl Thomas could come to a head today. Sources said the team's Leadership Council made it clear to decision makers they would prefer Thomas not be around. Cap hit could be issue but "conduct detrimental" clause provides potential avenue for relief— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 22, 2020
There's an immense amount of writing on the wall that suggests Thomas may be cut soon as players are reportedly already making plans of how to move on without his presence.
Also continue to hear @Ravens players have voiced strong support for DeShon Elliott as a rising safety should Earl Thomas be let go and players there also love free agent safety Tony Jefferson, who is almost all the way from 2019 season ending surgery. So options abound— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 22, 2020
"Also continue to hear @Ravens players have voiced strong support for DeShon Elliott as a rising safety should Earl Thomas be let go and players there also love free agent safety Tony Jefferson, who is almost all the way from 2019 season-ending surgery," La Canfora reported.
Thomas, 31, signed a four-year, $55 million contract with the Ravens last offseason. Thomas was not at Ravens' practice Saturday morning.
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