Posted January 28, 2014

Demaryius Thomas’ mother, grandmother to watch Super Bowl from prison

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Demaryius Thomas said the female inmates have Seahawks t-shirts to cheer him on during the Super Bowl. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Demaryius Thomas said the female inmates will cheer him on during the Super Bowl. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas opened up about what it will be like to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks while his mother and grandmother watch the game from prison, according to a report from Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com

Both relatives are currently in a federal prison in Tallahassee, Fla. His mother is serving a 20-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and his grandmother is serving a life sentence for her role in the crime.

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Thomas said on Monday his mother told him that all of the “ladies have t-shirts” in prison and are waiting to cheer him on during the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to Smith’s report:

“My momma, she just told me, ‘I told you you would make it.’ We haven’t really talked about it much, but I talked to my grandma, and she said the same thing. She got emotional and all, but they just said, ‘You were going to make it.’ They get to watch every game that comes on TV there…

They drive me more to know that they’re there and they’re watching me. I try to go out there and play my best because they’re going to talk about it to the people in the jailhouse.”

Thomas caught 92 balls for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns during the regular season. Last week, he called Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman a “great player” but said he hopes to show the self-described best corner “what kind of player I am.”

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26 comments
alhmiel1
alhmiel1

Just fry and Grandma and Mother and do society a favor.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

20 years and life... great job america... proud to be an American....the war on drugs, only ment to lock up the small fry, 

When will those that actually bring the drugs and weapons into the country be locked up???... 

i will tell you NEVER.. because a lot of people wont have golfing buddies on the weekend......

Paris Hilton caught with cocaine, and i am sure she had supplied it to a person or two in her time... and i am sure she is still doing cocaine... and i promise you she will never see the inside of a prison wall. jail is just a lay over for people like her...

bmccarthy1274
bmccarthy1274

If anything the seahawks can win the ugliest team in the nfl trophy

JohnBurns
JohnBurns

It's stories like this that make you wonder why people go out of their way to embarrass or destroy the credibility of others, through their families or other unworthy sources. The was a very negative story and totally lacking in any real professional skills of the writer, or those willing to publish. I will never purchase another Sports Illustrated Magazine again. 


Maybe the writer and the supporters have point on the game against the best interest of Demaryius Thomas.


Only In America!

Mark20
Mark20

Always impressed by guys like this who were raised in impossible situations and made it out and made the most of their talents.

ryankw
ryankw

20 years and LIFE, respectively, for conspiracy to distribute a f*****g drug?WTF is wrong with this country?

T-rev
T-rev

Well this is terribly sad.

JemChash
JemChash

@JohnBurns  Maybe you should know Demaryius more. Demaryius embraces his situation and doesn't feel ashamed or lesser because of it. He will talk about it when asked and has posted pictures of him visiting his mother in prison. He also spoke of one day playing in front of her in real life when he first entered the league. It's stories like this that should be expounded upon and shown what someone can do despite their circumstances and turn into a totally upstanding, faithful, grateful, humble, and in-general a man beyond his years. Stays out trouble and doesn't run his mouth, despite being a WR (diva position). Goes about his business and barely even looks at his opponent and he has merit to run his mouth as much as any in the league. Loyal, honest, and thankful for his health and everyday. 


Only in America, a post like this with zero knowledge of what it means and the backstory.

finster
finster

@Mark20 He escaped that from being one of the few lucky ones that make it playing a sport, not because he was a good person. But he did make it at least..

Alaska4X4
Alaska4X4

@Mark20  Could not have said it better. Right now I'm becoming a fan Demaryius Thomas even though I'm rooting for our Seattle Seahawks in the game. Demaryius Thomas has really elevated his life under the most impossible of circumstances. Pretty humbling compared to my simple life. 

bluenow
bluenow

@ryankw  Why don't you pull the court records and see why that is

JoeKidd2
JoeKidd2

@ryankw some countries will just kill you for selling drugs. I have an idea. If its against the law to sell drugs then just dont do it


Mark20
Mark20

@ryankwThe "War on Drugs". A costly and useless waste of tax payers dollars to imprison more and more people.

CurtisRenshaw
CurtisRenshaw

@ryankw Sounds like the "country" got it right, But I agree, the people need to give their head a shake.

VictorDevine
VictorDevine

@T-rev ... which part?!?  That he is having to deal with this?  Definitely... there is NOTHING else to be feeling sad about... JS

JemChash
JemChash

@finster @Mark20  No because he was a good person>>> RU bleeping serious!! Demaryiius might be the best person in sports. Humble, faithful, and completely appreciative of everything he has ever been given a chance to do and taken full advantage of it. What an ignorant remark. LMGuess, you're from Seattle and are going to say Sherman is it instead. SMFH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you research before posting something like that. Not a single pro athlete over the last 3 decades I admire more than him and Donald Driver. And it's because they are the epitome of great people that lead even a better life off the field and don't even whine about the absolute pit they were born into. Classic internet troll comment that is in line with the youth bullying prevalent in this country....

JemChash
JemChash

@JoeKidd2 @ryankw  And some countries like Netherlands, Denmark, Switerland, Austria treat it exactly how it should be. That was a great argument to make supporting the flawed system here. Some countries do this, so it is okay??? Where do you live, in a hut/cabin in the woods that doesn't have a clue about the other 'cultured' historic parts of the world, but know all about 3rd world countries. lmao

wjoinfo1
wjoinfo1

@JoeKidd2@ryankw And some countries shoot you for talking about the government or the powers that be. How would you have liked to live in the American backed government of Saddam where one of his sons could have screwed your wife or sister and there's nothing you could have done about it?

ryankw
ryankw

@JoeKidd2 @ryankw :  Yeah, and those countries are wrong too.  The problem is that we help guard the drugs in some of those countries, then facilitate their transport here, and then put HUMANS in CAGES for distributing them.


But, I'm glad you've walked in the shoes of every other person AND are so flippant about the idea of imprisoning people for whatever.  You are such a good German.

StephenGrange
StephenGrange

@JoeKidd2 @MarkPost @ryankw  Bad laws have bad consequences..and the "war on drugs" are bad laws, poorly written that, much like the failed prohibition experiment, have had far worse consequences than the drugs that they have made illegal have....

JemChash
JemChash

@JoeKidd2 @ryankw  Yet dudes beating the crap out of women are in a revolving door of those cages. That's totally spot on fair. Suppose you back laws that support ownership of automatic weapons. Please tell me what the purpose of owning an automatic weapon is unless you're a true soldier in combat... No regular citizen should own one of those legally....

JoeKidd2
JoeKidd2

@MarkPost @JoeKidd2 @ryankw How many people do you think have died because of drugs??How many people were murdered for the drugs they were selling?? How many were murdered for a few bucks so drugs could be purchased?? How would you feel if these two were selling crack to your children?? What does stealing a loaf of bread have to do with selling drugs that kill??

MarkPost
MarkPost

@JoeKidd2 @ryankw Sometimes you do really stupid things if you think it's the only way you can take care of your family.  You should read Les Miserables sometime.  You know, the story where a guy steals a loaf of bread to feed his family and is hunted for the rest of his life because he's a criminal?  Sounds like you think the punishment would fit the crime.

JoeKidd2
JoeKidd2

@ryankw @JoeKidd2 who helps guard it the prez well hes got to help jz keep a stash lol. Humans are put in cages when they are a danger to others or do things against the laws of this country. Dont like it then move to Somali. Better yet move to a 3rd world city like Chicago .PS dont these humans in cages know if they sell drugs and are caught they could be put in a cage? Of course they do so to me they choose to be there!! .And people like you whine about it waaaaaa waaaaaa shut it