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  • President Obama commutes prison sentence of Demaryius Thomas' grandmother

    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/d...n-obama-080316

    President Barack Obama commuted the prison terms of 214 non-violent drug offenders Wednesday, including Minnie Pearl Thomas, who is the grandmother of Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

    Pearl Thomas received a life sentence for running a cocaine ring in Georgia with her daughter, Katina Stuckey Smith, who is Demaryius Thomas' mother. Pearl Thomas has spent the past 16 years in a federal prison in Tallahassee, Fla., and is set to be released Dec. 1, according to the Department of Justice.

    Obama commuted Smith's 20-year prison sentence last July, and she was released in November.

    Demaryius Thomas took to Twitter to thank the president.

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    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!
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    Smith started a petition in April to have her 60-year-old mother released, admitting in the petition that both of them "made mistakes" in the past.

    "My mom and I made mistakes by getting involved with drugs," Smith wrote on the petition. "We regret it and have each paid dearly for it. But neither of us deserved the long sentences we received. Because I refused to testify against my mother, I received a 20-year mandatory sentence because I did not give 'substantial assistance' to the prosecution."

    Demaryius Thomas personally thanked Obama for commuting his mother's sentence when the Broncos were honored at the White House for winning the Super Bowl. Thomas also spoke to the president about his grandmother.

    "I still remember when we were at the White House," said Demaryius Thomas, via the Denver Post. "I was talking about my mom and saying thank you, and the fact that he mentioned my grandmother, I knew something was going to happen. ... I'm happy. I'm excited. In the past two years, I've got my grandmother and my mother out."

    Smith attended the Steelers-Broncos divisional playoff game last December, the first time she saw her son play in person.
    Great, does this mean we get distracted DT again in 2016? Thanks Obama....

    *edit* Should probably point out this is sarcasm...mostly....
    Last edited by Freyaka; 08-03-2016, 03:53 PM.
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    Originally posted by Freyaka View Post
    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/d...n-obama-080316

    Great, does this mean we get distracted DT again in 2016? Thanks Obama....

    *edit* Should probably point out this is sarcasm...mostly....
    I have to admit I thought the same thing. I feel bad about myself.

    I'm glad for him though.
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      That is all he needs are more distractions. While he did not have a bad year last year he dropped the ball far to often on plays that could have swung the games. He dropped them especially on crucial 3rd and 4th down plays.

      He should have had a much better season than he did had he not had so many drops.

      DT could be the best WR in the game if he would just get it together.
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        Originally posted by Freyaka View Post
        Great, does this mean we get distracted DT again in 2016? Thanks Obama....

        *edit* Should probably point out this is sarcasm...mostly....
        It's only sarcasm if he doesn't drop 3rd down passes
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Freyaka View Post
          http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/d...n-obama-080316



          Great, does this mean we get distracted DT again in 2016? Thanks Obama....

          *edit* Should probably point out this is sarcasm...mostly....
          I was thinking the opposite. His mind should be totally free and clear now that his family is back together. I'm glad that his life seems to have come full circle with his mother and grandmother returning to him.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
            I have to admit I thought the same thing. I feel bad about myself.

            I'm glad for him though.
            at a risk of sounding....well heartless...I disagree with this completely. DT's grandmother was a ringleader of sorts in a substantial drug dealing ring. Her sentence had no business being altered- IMO. His mother on the other hand...I can agree with.

            O hope DT can keep his head together and that there isn't too much family drama...

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