Michael Thomas was listed as questionable to play in the Saints’ Monday Night Football game against the Chargers tomorrow. He practiced a little bit this week so it seemed like he was possibly going to play. Then all of a sudden he was designated as out. Now we know why, according to Adam Schefter:
Saints’ WR Michael Thomas had an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend, per league sources. Saints now disciplining Thomas by sitting him Monday night, when he was being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
It will be interesting to see if more details emerge about this altercation. It’s a game the Saints, who are 2-2, really need to win. Therefore, one would presume it must have been a pretty serious infraction for the team to hold him out of this game on Monday.
UPDATE: Albert Breer has an update on the details of the altercation:
Per sources, the altercation b/w Saints WR Mike Thomas and DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson came during a 5-play red-zone period yesterday at practice. MT didn't like how CGJ was covering him, they jawed, couple snaps later Thomas threw a punch.
CGJ was wearing a helmet at the time.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 11, 2020