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Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 10:52 am
 
Chicago LB J. Thomas has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession. (U.S. Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

Before the start of his rookie season and while we were looking for stories to write during the lockout, Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas had a nice tale to tell when he took an eighth-grade girl suffering from spina bifida to her junior high prom.

Unfortunately for Thomas, he undid much of that goodwill early Monday morning when he was arrested and charged with possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor. That’s the report from MetroNews out of West Virginia, which writes that Thomas was pulled over by police at 3:55 a.m. for going the wrong way on a one-way street and driving more than 25 mph over the speed limit.

When the officer asked to see his car registration, according to police, he pulled two plastic bags out of his glove compartment which contained a “leafy substance” that looked like marijuana.

According to the website, Thomas -- who dealt with a back injury after Chicago made him a sixth-round draft pick last year and missed the entire 2011 season -- was in Morgantown, W.V., for the weekend to raise money for the J.T. Thomas Foundation.

Despite his arrest, Thomas has been celebrated for his enthusiasm to work with the less fortunate (or take them out on a date).

“Maybe it's because my younger brother, Jared, he's dealing with autism,” Thomas told West Virginia Illustrated before he returned to Morgantown. “That's what kind of jump-started me when it comes to special needs and special needs children. Maybe it's that or maybe it's the fact that I was raised by my mom in a very loving family and we always gave back, so now this is just a threshold for people to help me continue to give back.

"We're a foundation that helps give to foundations, so I think it has the chance to be really big and touch as many lives as possible."

This is the second Bears player in the past two months to add a marijuana arrest to his record, but say this for Thomas: the other one was on a much grander scale.

Here's the statement released by the Bears: “We are aware of the arrest of J.T. Thomas in Morgantown, WV. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the arrest.”

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Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

"Undid much of that goodwill"

I cease to like Josh Katzowitz...what a stupid last name anyways.

Couldn't agree more.



Since: Mar 21, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 11:30 am
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

Let me get this straight... He reached in his glove box to get his registration and pulled out two bags of dope! He should be arrested for stupidity alone! Come on man.




Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:34 am
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

Who cares!  He was prolly driving 15 mph under the speed limit, wishing he could get home to that bag of Ranch Dorito he was craving.



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:14 am
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

Can you blame the guy for using marijuana? Lets look at the facts here, he plays for the Chicago Bears, which means he has to go work every day knowing he isnt going to win a title, and he has to drive around the greater Chicagoland area to get anywhere he needs to go, which I can tell you is a mess of bad drivers and road construction, this dude needs the marijuana to get by, let him smoke it he isnt hurting anyone, he didnt even have more than a half baggie of dope, thats the harsh side of it all, not only does he get busted and will no doubt miss some time at work, but he also lost his bag of dank! The next news article you read about this guy will be his "road rage" episode because he is pissed off and sober............



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:06 am
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

Maybe it was medicinal marijuana, lol.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 12:21 am
 

weed on!

NFL players smoke weed?  surely, you can't be serious???? 



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:33 pm
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

"Undid much of that goodwill"

I cease to like Josh Katzowitz...what a stupid last name anyways.



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:31 pm
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

All your good deeds washed away!

For a plant, cmon man!

Wait...he was just blazing it...

*smacks forehead*

Get me out of this place... 



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:13 pm
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

it's the off season....no biggie!



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:10 pm
 

Bears LB J.T. Thomas arrested on drug charge

I am responding to this on my I-phone while driving drunk.  What a bad person he must be....

Sent via I-phone.


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