BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida Atlantic freshman defensive lineman Travon Thomas was arrested three times in the last four months for assaulting and allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, according to court records, and is no longer on the team.
Thomas’ most recent arrest was on Jan. 14 for written threats to kill or do bodily harm and tampering with a witness victim or informant. Thomas was released on Jan. 23, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. His next court date is Feb. 21.
Thomas, 18, who signed with Florida Atlantic in 2019, was initially arrested Oct. 14 for allegedly headbutting his girlfriend. Thomas admitted to hitting the woman and was charged with battery dating violence.
Thomas was ordered to have no contact with the woman, who was also a student at Florida Atlantic.
“The student is no longer a member of the football team and was immediately and indefinitely suspended from all team activities as soon as we became aware of the situation in October,” a school spokesperson said Wednesday.
He was not credited with playing a game for Florida Atlantic last year.
University police also arrested Thomas on Nov. 15 on charges of simple assault and sending a written threat to commit injury. The ex-girlfriend contacted Florida Atlantic Police Department about messages Thomas left her via phone call and Instagram.
“I give a (expletive), watch when I catch you,” Thomas wrote.
An incident report says the two ended their relationship in early November.
One of the Instagram messages stated Thomas had a “big knive” and would kill her before she left. Thomas admitted he owned the Instagram account.
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