LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada jury has convicted a six-time convicted felon of kidnapping, robbing and beating a millionaire former NFL player just off the Las Vegas Strip almost two years ago.
Lawyers for Thomas, 42, promised to appeal.
The jury deliberated less than five hours after five days of testimony in Clark County District Court.
Walker is a 31-year-old unsigned free agent.
He acknowledged he was falling-down drunk when he was robbed of tens of thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry, cash and casino chips after a night partying at Las Vegas clubs in June 2008.