- Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a broken leg on Sunday.
- As Thomas was being carted off the field, he appeared to flip off the Seahawks sideline.
- Thomas will be a free agent at the end of the season and held out of training camp to get a new contract. The Seahawks did not oblige.
Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a broken leg in his team’s 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Thomas is likely out for the season.
As Thomas was carted off the field, he appeared to flip off the Seahawks bench, likely a gesture about his contract status.
Warning: Video contains explicit gesture.
@Earl_Thomas just got carted off the field and gave the middle finger to his own sideline (likely directed at Pete Carroll for not getting that new contract or trade.)#Shameful#GrowUp#TryBeingATeammate pic.twitter.com/KUiT3SEemx
— Justin Wills (@itsjwills) September 30, 2018
Thomas held out of training camp this season to try get a new contract. Thomas is slated to make $US10.4 million this year, the final year of his deal.
Thomas, like many other players who hold out of camp, wanted a bigger salary and more security in his contract. When the Seahawks held firm, he reported to the team, all while trade rumours circulated around his name.
Now Thomas will become a free agent while recovering from a major injury, turning 30 next season. Thomas proved he’s still an elite safety this year, but his free agent market will likely take a hit because of the injury.
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