Report: Saints WR Michael Thomas suspended after punching teammate
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has been suspended for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers for reportedly being involved in an altercation with a teammate over the weekend. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reported on the incident.
According to Schefter, Thomas was questionable for Monday night’s game with an ankle injury, but he’s now not permitted to participate for the Saints due to the incident. That was the disciplinary action the franchise decided to take for the incident.
Pelissero expanded on the situation, saying that Thomas punched teammate and defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson during a fight at practice.
Saints’ WR Michael Thomas had an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend, per league sources. Saints now disciplining Thomas by sitting him Monday night, when he was being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
#Saints star WR Michael Thomas punched teammate Chauncey Gardner-Johnson during a fight in practice, per sources. That’s why Thomas was ruled out for Monday’s game against the #Chargers for what the club is calling team discipline.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 11, 2020
Thomas has been sidelined for most of this season with an injury, appearing in just one game thus far. He’s caught 3 passes for 17 yards in the 2020 season while the Saints sit at 2-2 on the year.
Last season, Thomas put up ridiculous numbers, totaling 149 catches for 1,725 yards and 9 touchdowns. Now in his fifth year in the league, the former Ohio State star has caught 473 passes for 5,529 yards and 32 touchdowns.