Report: Browns OT Joe Thomas accused of environmental violations

Friday December 19th, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Natural resources has accused Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas of committing environmental violations on hunting land in Wisconsin, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Thomas, a native of Brookfield, Wisc., could be fined as much as $10,000 daily, the report says.

Thomas allegedly did not have permits to do work on the land. Thomas allegedly dredged a pond and built bridges and dams, according to the report. 

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Other reported accusations include discharging manure into a wetland.

Thomas, 30, is in his eighth season with the Browns since being selected in the first round of the 2007 draft. The seven-time Pro Bowler has helped the Browns post a 7-7 record so far this season. 

Cleveland faces the Panthers in Carolina on Sunday.

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