Julius Thomas (80) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports)

Broncos' Julius Thomas Arrested for Failing to Appear in Court

It’s not the kind of news that we thought we’d be reporting today. Broncos’ tight end Julius Thomas was arrested August 28 for failing to appear in court for a traffic offense.

The third year player didn’t yield to an emergency vehicle back in January, according to reports. He was supposed to appear in court on March 21. Thomas paid the $500 bond on the same day he was arrested.

That caps off one of the roughest off seasons in franchise history.

The Broncos’ player development team is sure to be giving plenty of lectures in the future about staying out of trouble and appearing in court when ordered. The team doesn’t need any more negative publicity.

Two front office executives, director of player personnel Matt Russell and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert were arrested for driving under the influence this summer. Heckert returned to work after a month-long suspension while Russell is suspended indefinitely as he continues to get the substance abuse help that he needs.

In mid-August Von Miller was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court for a traffic citation. Miller was cited for careless driving and no proof of insurance in October and was scheduled to appear in court on December 31. He posted a $1,000 bond on the day he was arrested.

Thank goodness we’re back to football today.

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