Jan 30, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) at a press conference at The Westin in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earl Thomas pulled over on way to his contract extension press conference


Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a record-breaking deal for a safety yesterday when he agreed to a four-year deal worth $40 million and nearly $28 in guaranteed money to be the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

You can understand how excited the All-Pro safety would be to get to the Seahawks press conference today to announce the signing, maybe if he driving a little faster than he should for one of the bigger days of his life as Thomas was pulled over on the way there, but Thomas says the officer let him off.

I imagine the conversation between the officer went like this:

Officer: Do you know why I pulled you over? Hey, aren’t you Earl Thomas?!

Thomas: Yes, officer I am. Sorry, I’m in a hurry as I’m on my way to a press conference right now.

Officer: Drive safely.

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