Broncos 2015: Demaryius Thomas’ Mother To Be Released


Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) pulls in a reception in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

For Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, the day he has long awaited for has finally arrived. After having her sentenced pardoned by President Barack Obama, Katrina Smith is set to be released from prison today after fifteen years.

For those who did not follow the story during the offseason, or you just need a refresher, President Obama commuted sentences to those who were to serve 20 or more years in prison for non-violent related drug offenses. Smith, the mother of Thomas, was one of the 46 inmates who’s sentence was commuted.

This is an exciting moment for Thomas. His mother has yet to watch him play a football game in person. This will be quite a reunion for the pair. Broncos fans and teammates will get to see something special for Thomas this season, being with his mother for the first time in 15 years.

I am very happy for Thomas. A bond between a mother and a son is a very special one. It remains to be told what will happen going forward, but we as fans would enjoy seeing Thomas’ mother attend one of the home games this season.

It could happen sooner rather than later. According to Sports Illustrated, the Broncos wide receiver hopes to have his mother in attendance for the Broncos Week 10 matchup at home against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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It will be the first time that Smith will get to see her son play in action. She has seen him on the air, so this will be quite an experience for her. I would not be surprised at all if Thomas has one of his best days of the year against the Chiefs.

On behalf of all of Broncos Country, we welcome you home Katrina Smith. We can’t wait to see you reunited with Demaryius Thomas and to see you in attendance during home games this season! Congratulations Demaryius Thomas. What a special day for you! Go Broncos!