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Saints’ Michael Thomas charged with battery over Friday incident

The wide receiver is also facing criminal mischief charges.
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Police have confirmed that New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was arrested following an incident Friday night in which he allegedly threw a brick through the car window of a construction worker who parked outside his home.

Police in Kenner, Louisiana confirmed that Thomas was booked on simple battery and criminal mischief charges and later released from custody, coming less than 48 hours before the Saints play the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis.

Per police, officers were called to Thomas’ home, where a contractor working on a nearby property reported being yelled at and threatened by Thomas, and then began recording him.

When he started recording, Thomas was allegedly angered further and threw the brick through the car window, knocked the man’s phone from his hands, and shoved him.

Thomas has been charged with battery and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors, after cooperating with police. 

His status for Sunday’s game hasn’t been confirmed, though it was reported earlier by NBC Sports that it was not expected to impact his availability.