Earl Thomas talks after Seahawks opening loss, says he ended holdout because game checks were too much money to blow

All-Pro safety Earl Thomas talks to the media for the first time since he ended his holdout this past week. Says after he had an interception in Seahawks’ opening loss he couldn’t stay away any longer because he didn’t want to blow game checks.
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All-Pro safety Earl Thomas talks to the media for the first time since he ended his holdout this past week. Says after he had an interception in Seahawks’ opening loss he couldn’t stay away any longer because he didn’t want to blow game checks.

Gregg Bell is the Seahawks and NFL writer for The News Tribune. In January 2019 he was named the Washington state sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He started covering the NFL in 2002 as the Oakland Raiders beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. The Ohio native began covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season of 2005. In a prior life he graduated from West Point and served as a tactical intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, so he may ask you to drop and give him 10.