It’s already turning out to be a rough offseason for the New York Jets. First we had the bizarre handling of the postseason press conference with head coach Rex Ryan heading to the Bahamas where he unveiled a strange tattoo of his wife in a Mark Sanchez jersey and now a Jets defender is facing charges of aggravated assault.
Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas was charged with aggravated assault on his wife after an incident that initially took place on October 31st.
The incident also led to multiple gun and drug charges for Thomas that included unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession and hydrocodone possession.
Despite facing the charges, Thomas has applied for a probation program that would allow the charges to be dropped, according to the Daily Record.
If Thomas completes an intervention program, the charges will be dismissed.
A Jets spokesman commented on the situation but didn’t reveal much information. ”We are aware of the report,” they said, per ESPN New York. “This is a pending legal matter and we will reserve comment until the legal process has run its course.”
It is just the latest distraction for the New York Jets who could really benefit from an offseason where the primary focus was football.