April 30, 2014 in Sports

Seattle announces extension with Earl Thomas


Safety Earl Thomas was late to the announcement for his own contract extension, proving the Seattle Seahawks All-Pro isn’t just fast on the field. Driving a little too speedy to the Seahawks’ facility on Tuesday morning made Thomas (right in photo) late after getting pulled over. “I didn’t try and bulldog him and say, ‘My name is Earl Thomas.’ Because then he would be like, ‘This dude is cocky,’ and give me a ticket,” Thomas joked. “He let me off.” Thomas was locked up through the 2018 season when the Seahawks announced a $40 million four-year contract extension making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. The deal includes $27.7 million in guaranteed money. Thomas wanted the title of highest-paid safety. “I compete in everything that I do and I want to set the bar. That was my goal,” Thomas said. – AP

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