Former UA wide receiver arrested in Georgia - Tucson News Now

Former UA wide receiver arrested in Georgia

Mike Thomas. (Source: Sandy Springs Police Department) Mike Thomas. (Source: Sandy Springs Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A former University of Arizona wide receiver is facing a host of charges after a domestic violence incident in Georgia, authorities said.

The Sandy Springs Police Department said Mike Thomas was arrested Sunday, March 19, after getting into a dispute with a woman.

The alleged victim claimed Thomas came to the home "extremely intoxicated and was upset with her for an unknown reasons."

Authorities said Thomas hit the woman several times, threw her to the ground and choked her.

According to Action News Jacksonville, Thomas is facing weapon and child abuse charges in addition to the aggravated assault and battery charges.

Police said Thomas has a handgun in his possession and there was a child's birthday party going on in the home.

Thomas, from Bossier City, LA, played for the Wildcats from 2005-08 and set records with 259 catches for 3,231 yards and 23 touchdowns.

He was a fourth-round draft pick of Jacksonville in 2008. He played for the Jaguars from 2009-12 before spending time with the Lions, Cardinals and Texans.

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