This is definitely a good look on the part of Barack Obama, and should allow Demaryius Thomas to focus on football fully now, with his entire family reunited.
On Wednesday morning — the president commuted the prison sentences of 214 non-violent drug offenders. Minnie Pearl Thomas, the grandmother of the Broncos wide receiver, was one of them.
Wanna Thank the @POTUS for everything he's done for my family, and a lot more families giving them second chances. Couldn't be a better day!
— Demaryius Thomas (@DemaryiusT) August 3, 2016
Thomas was ecstatic about the news, and was able to share it with his Broncos teammates.
“I just found out right when I came in from weights,” Demaryius Thomas said after the Broncos’ morning training camp practice. “I had no idea. I was surprised. I was excited, too, it came this early. I heard 200-plus people get to have a second chance, and for my grandmother to be one of them, it’s a blessing.”
Mrs. Thomas, 60, has spent the past 16 years locked up in a federal prison in Tallahassee, Fla., for running a cocaine ring in Georgia with her daughter, Katina Stuckey Smith — Demaryius mom.
Super news on a Friday.