Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) after the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Demaryius Thomas might not be able to get his new deal before the Wednesday deadline. However, the deal is the last thing on his mind after receiving some good news involving his mother.
President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 federal prisoners on Monday. The 46 inmates involved were sentenced to at least 20 years for non-violent related drug offenses. Katina Smith, who is Demaryius Thomas’ mother, is one of the 46 inmates whom will have her prison sentence commuted.
Katina Smith is set to be released November 10th, two days after the Broncos Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Demaryius Thomas is probably the happiest man on planet Earth right now. Katrina Smith has been in a federal prison since 2000. He was 11 years old at the time of Katina’s arrest. Having his mother back in his life for the first time in over 15 years is definitely going to become a heartfelt and emotional reunion.
Before the Broncos took the field at Super Bowl 48 against the Seattle Seahawks, Demaryius Thomas talked about growing up without his mother and grandmother, both of whom were sentenced for their roles in drug trafficking.
I am happy for Demaryius Thomas and that he will finally get to be reunited with his mother in the outside world. He already has plans for his mother when she gets to walk the Earth as a free woman. Her original release was set to be during the Summer of 2017, but President Barack Obama shortened that sentence.
Perhaps this season, Broncos Country will get to see Katina Smith at a home football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The team’s first home game will be five days after her release against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It has been a rough time for Demaryius Thomas and his family, but it appears that perhaps things are going to get better for him. President Barack Obama’s role in this will reunite a mother and a son for the first time in almost two decades.
To read the story about Demaryius Thomas’ life from that faithful day on, follow the link here.
Broncos Country is happy for you Demaryius Thomas. We hope once November 10th is here, that you can live out life in peace and be able to reconnect with the one who gave you life. Mile High Salute!