Dolphins' Thomas exploring political career through Capitol Hill internship
Thomas will spend his spring working for Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel.
"I'm excited for this externship because it gives me the opportunity to connect with Congress to further engage our efforts to create real change in our communities," said Thomas.
Thomas has been one of the league's most active players in the kneeling demonstrations during the national anthem, and credits his involvement for inspiring a potential post-playing career in law or politics.
"It's not every day you get to learn from hands-on experience at this level of politics," Thomas said. "I am afforded this opportunity, and I am here to learn as much as I can while representing those who may feel voiceless in our communities."
The 28-year-old Thomas has started 25 games for the Dolphins over his five seasons in the league, and has also served as special teams captain for the past two years. He's set to hit unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career on March 14.
A total of 41 past and present players are involved in this year's NFLPA program.
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