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Michael Thomas appeared to be involved in a heated confrontation with Panthers defensive end Derrick Brown in a video taken from one of the two tunnels at Bank of American Stadium, with Carolina’s star going wide and later suggesting he was “trapped” was lured.
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On their respective way back to their teams’ lock rooms – one of them appears to be just off the corner of a bend at the end of the ramp – Thomas, 30, and Brown, 25, square up, at which point Brown needed has to be prevented from laying hands on Thomas.
The video ends with security leading Brown away from Thomas and presumably back to the Panthers’ locker room.
A day after the confrontation took place, Thomas shared on X, “They tried to frame me.”
Saints wideout Michael Thomas and Panthers defensive end Derrick Brown faced MNF
Michael Thomas caught seven of nine targets for 55 yards in the Saints’ second win of the year
Panthers defensive end Derrick Brown recorded seven tackles in Monday night’s home loss
“They played good snoop doog after I just tried to do my dance,” he later added, also sharing three laughing emojis.
It is unclear whether Thomas was ultimately referring to the mutual confrontation.
He caught seven of nine targets for 55 yards in New Orleans’ second win of the season after beating the Tennessee Titans 16-15 in Week 1.
Thomas now has 12 catches for 116 yards in two games.
Thomas later suggested that he had been ‘set up’ and that he was ‘just trying to do (his) dance’ on X
Brown recorded seven tackles and contributed to the Panthers’ pass rush game for four sacks on Saints quarterback Derek Carr.
Carolina and New Orleans meet again in Louisiana in Week 14 for an NFC South rivalry game.
Next up: The Saints travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers.
The Panthers head to the Pacific Coast to take on the Seattle Seahawks in an attempt to earn their first win of the season.