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Police Report Reveals More Details Into Demaryius Thomas' Death

Newsweek 12/10/2021 Matthew Impelli
A police report has provided more details into the death of former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Above, Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos appeals to the referee for a touchdown call after making a catch on the edge of the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. © Dustin Bradford/Getty A police report has provided more details into the death of former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Above, Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos appeals to the referee for a touchdown call after making a catch on the edge of the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

A police report has revealed new details into the recent death of former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Thursday night.

The Roswell Police Department incident report, which was obtained by Newsweek, states that officers received a 911 call reporting that an individual was suffering from cardiac arrest at Thomas' home in Roswell, Georgia. Officers arrived to the home at around 7 p.m. local time and were met by an individual outside the home who directed officers to the bedroom shower inside the residence.

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When they reached the bedroom shower, officers noticed Thomas, 33, unconscious lying on the floor of the shower. The report also said that one of the responding officers tried to pull Thomas' arm but "his whole body moved" as the officer pulled it.

"It was apparent from rigor mortis that Demaryius was deceased," the incident report said. "Roswell Fire arrived on scene and pronounced Demaryius deceased."

After he was pronounced deceased at the scene, Thomas was transported to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, according to the incident report.

While speaking with the Associated Press on Friday, Thomas' first cousin, LaTonya Bonseigneur said that the former NFL wide receiver "had been suffering from seizures for over a year."

"We believe he had a seizure when he was showering," Bonseigneur told the AP. "He was alone, and a friend couldn't get hold of him, so he called his driver, who has a key because of these seizures, and he went into his home and found him in the shower."


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According to the AP, Roswell Police Public Information Officer Tim Lupo said that preliminary info shows that Thomas' death "stems from a medical issue, and our investigators currently have no reason to believe otherwise."

After being drafted in 2010, Thomas went on to play 10 NFL seasons with several different teams, including the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and New York Jets. During his time in the NFL, Thomas was named to the NFL's Pro Bowl four times and was crowned a Super Bowl champion during the 2015 season with the Broncos.

Before he was drafted, Thomas played college football with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and was named first-team All-ACC in 2009.

Shortly after the news of his death became public, dozens of Thomas's former teammates and fellow NFL players expressed their condolences on social media.

"The NFL family mourns the tragic loss of Demaryius Thomas and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones," the NFL said on Twitter.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the Broncos said, "During nine seasons in Denver, Demaryius established himself as a dominant, record-setting wide receiver who was an instrumental part of two championship runs and our victory in Super Bowl 50. His legacy as a Bronco extended far beyond the playing field as a caring, generous member of our community."

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