US Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles posted a seemingly cryptic tweet after her older brother was arrested for triple murder in Cleveland.
24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas, who is enlisted in the army, was arrested Thursday at Fort Stewart in Georgia over his alleged role in a shooting at a 2018 New Year’s Eve party. According to Cleveland.com, Thomas was charged with multiple counts of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and one count of perjury in a fatal shooting that also left two other people were injured.
While Simone Biles has not immediately responded to Cleveland.com request for a comment, the 22-year-old Olympian took to Twitter a few hours after news of the arrest went public and posted a cryptic tweet seemingly related to her brother’s situation.
“[E]ating my feelings don’t talk to me,” she tweeted Thursday night.
eating my feelings don’t talk to me— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 30, 2019
The Team USA web page didn’t mention Tevin Biles-Thomas when listing Biles’ family members. It only lists Biles as having “two brothers, Ronald and Adam, and one sister, Adria.”
According to Biography.com, Biles “and her sister, Adria, were raised by their grandfather Ron and grandmother Nellie, after their mother’s struggle with substance abuse problem. Ron and Nellie eventually officially adopted the two girls, and Biles calls her grandmother ‘Mom.’”
Biles has been crushing it after she recently won the all-around gold medal during Women’s Senior competition at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 11.
While Biles continues to excel in her sport, Tevin Biles-Thomas is being held without bail and scheduled to be arraigned in Cleveland on Sept. 13.