Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas told TMZ Sports he is “still going through stuff” after a Feb. 16 single-vehicle accident in which he flipped his car while driving with two passengers in Denver.
“I wake up every morning and thank the lord above,” Thomas said. “And, just thankful for just not even just being able to do what I do — being able to talk, walk, eat, all those things that we forget about on a daily basis.”
According to a Denver news station, Thomas was arrested and charged with vehicular assault on Feb. 28. Police said he was driving 70 miles per hour in a 30 m.p.h. zone prior to the accident, which injured him and two passengers. Thomas was left with only minor injuries, but one passenger was described as having “serious bodily injuries” as a result.
MUGSHOT: Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was arrested is in custody for vehicular assault related to a rollover crash earlier this month.
— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR) February 28, 2019
“I could have been gone,” Thomas said.
Thomas is currently recovering from a torn Achilles, an injury he sustained before the accident. He started 15 games between Denver and Houston in 2018, recording 59 receptions, five touchdowns, and 677 yards along the way.
According to ESPN, Thomas pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in injury on March 27.