AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- Austin police arrested the wife of NFL player Earl Thomas after they say she held him at gunpoint when she went to confront him about an affair.
Police responded to a residence in east Austin around 3:41 a.m. on April 13 for a call of a disturbance. Officers found a woman with a knife chasing a shirtless man who was holding a gun around a car. They later identified the woman as Nina Thomas, 30, and the man as Earl Thomas. Thomas, 31, is the star defensive back for the Baltimore Ravens National Football League team.
Earl Thomas told police he was staying at the apartment with a relative, that man’s girlfriend and her friend, with whom Earl said he was in a romantic relationship with, as he “worked on his relationship with his wife,” according to the affidavit.
Nina Thomas told police she and her husband fought and she got suspicious after he left and checked his Snapchat account. That’s when she told police she saw him with another woman. She told police she grabbed Earl’s gun and was going to go the apartment to scare him.
According to the affidavit, Nina admitted she put the gun to Earl’s head with the intent to scare him. She said she removed the magazine, thinking the gun would not fire and admitted to disengaging the safety. Police say when they recovered the gun at the scene there was one bullet in the chamber.
Nina Thomas was arrested and charged with burglary of a residence with intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.