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Monday, February 11, 2013
Thomas enters court-sponsored program

By Jane McManus

After an arrest for assaulting his wife in October, Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas entered Morris County’s Pre-Trial Intervention program Monday in New Jersey, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The news of Thomas’ arrest became public last month. He was charged with aggravated assault of his wife, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia and 20 tablets of hydrocodone.

PTI, as the program is known, allows first-time offenders to adhere to certain rules in exchange for having the charges expunged from the record. Thomas will have two years of probation, 1,000 hours of community service and $1,200 in fines, as well as having to undergo counseling related to the charges.

The Daily Record reported that Thomas’ wife, who was allegedly punched in the stomach on the night of the incident, attended the court appearance with her husband but declined comment, telling reporters it was “a private matter.”