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Saints receiver Michael Thomas reportedly in police incident ahead of Vikings game

The incident is not believed to impact Thomas's availability for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas was placed in a police car after an alleged incident with a contractor on Friday night.

According to WDSU in New Orleans, Thomas previously threatened to put "a brick or a bullet" into the contractor's car if the contractor continued to park in front of his home. At around 5:30 p.m. on Friday night, Thomas allegedly threw a pair of bricks at the contractor's truck and pushed him over, prompting a call to police.

Michael Thomas

Oct 1, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) warms up before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Caesars Superdome.

It is unclear whether Thomas was formally arrested during to the incident, but there is no indication that the incident will prevent him from playing against the Vikings on Sunday according to NBC's Pro Football Talk.

In a statement, the New Orleans Saints said they "are aware of the incident and are gathering information."

The Saints are due to travel to Minnesota on Saturday ahead of Sunday's noon game against the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Since being drafted in 2016, Thomas has amassed four 1,000-yard seasons, three Pro Bowl appearances and two All-Pro selections. His career more recently has been derailed by injuries, and this season he ranks third on the Saints with 38 catches and 439 yards.