posted on May, 10 2004 @ 11:50 AM
Former NFL running back Thurman Thomas was arrested over the weekend and charged with marijuana possession, according to police. Thomas, who was in
town to play in a charity golf tournament, was arrested at the Grand Hotel around 2 a.m. Saturday.
He had one partially smoked marijuana cigarette in his possession and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, Fairhope police
spokesman Cpl. Craig Sawyer said Monday.
Thomas did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press Monday. His wife, Patti, said her husband was "caught up in an uncomfortable
situation with a couple of his buddies."
"Basically, what he has said was some other guys were with him and because it was near his room, he got caught up in it," Patti Thomas said. "He's not
claiming any responsibility for it."
Thomas, 37, was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor reserved for people who have the drug for personal use.