Ex-Broncos WR Thomas pleads guilty to charge

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Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas pleaded guilty Wednesday to careless driving resulting in injury.

Thomas was involved in a crash on Feb. 16, a few days after he was released by the Texans.

In a statement explaining the reasons for his arrest, police said Thomas was driving over 70 mph, more than twice the speed limit, around 12:20 a.m. near downtown Denver when his SUV went off the road and flipped end over end after hitting a median. The SUV landed on its wheels and one of his two passengers suffered serious injuries, the document said.

“It was important for me to accept responsibility for my careless driving. I personally promise I will never put anyone at risk with that type of driving going forward.”

Demaryius Thomas, in statement released by attorneys

Thomas will have to pay a $300 fine, complete 50 hours of community service and be on one year of probation. He also needs to pay court costs.

A felony reckless driving charge was dismissed.

“Many of the highlights of my life to date have taken place during my professional football career

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