Earl Thomas to ESPN: No regrets over middle finger aimed at Pete Carroll

Earl Thomas to ESPN: No regrets over middle finger aimed at Pete Carroll

Defensive back Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks leaves the field on a cart after being injured during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 30, 2018. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE — Former Seattle Seahawks star Earl Thomas said he has no regrets over the middle finger he aimed at head coach Pete Carroll last season.

Thomas, who signed a four-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, explained the incident in an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson that aired Wednesday.

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"I don't regret my decision," Thomas told Anderson. "If my teammates felt like it was toward them, I regret that part. But I don't regret doing that to Pete."

Thomas aimed a middle finger toward the Seahawks sideline after he broke his leg in the Seahawks win over the Arizona Cardinals in September.

According to Thomas, the gesture was sent because he did not feel like Carroll was honest when he visited him on the field after the injury.

"I gave Pete the middle finger because I felt like he wasn't being honest with me," Thomas said.

Thomas was the second player drafted in the Pete Carroll and John Schneider era when the Seahawks selected him with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 Draft out of the University of Texas.

In his nine years with the Seahawks, Thomas was named to six Pro Bowls and has been named a first-team All Pro three times.

Thomas appeared in 137 career games and recorded 30 interceptions in his Seahawks career (playoff statistics included).

The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to travel to CenturyLink Field in Seattle to play the Seahawks on Oct. 20.

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