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Police: Former Jaguars WR Mike Thomas arrested on battery, assault charges

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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Wide receiver Mike Thomas #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won 48-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Wide receiver Mike Thomas #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won 48-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) less

A former Jaguars wide receiver is facing some serious criminal charges in the Atlanta area.

Mike Thomas, who spent three and a half seasons in Jacksonville, was arrested on aggravated assault, cruelty to children and battery charges on Sunday, according to the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Thomas was also charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony.

Jacksonville selected Thomas in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Thomas played six seasons in the NFL, but only appeared in 61 games in his career. He caught 171 receptions for 1,768 yards as a member of the Jaguars.

He was traded to the Detroit Lions in the middle of the 2012 season. Thomas also played for the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals before moving on to the Canadian Football League.

He hasn't played professional football since 2014.

Follow Mike Kaye on Twitter at @Mike_E_Kaye.

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