Thurman was very good at Georgia, I do think that he left after his Jr. year because he was having problems. He got suspended for his sophmore year (played JUCO football) then Richt let him back in 2003, then he suspended him again for the first few games of 2004.
Check out his NFL.com bio:
Mother died when he was 10, father died of liver diease when he was 18.
Raised by his Grandmother, etc.
It seems that all of his problems are alcohol related, I bet if he ever found some direction in life, he would be a great player. I doubt that the Pats would bring him in, but maybe, just maybe, Seymour could take his Dawg brother under his wing.
He pretty much sounds like Terry Glenn, who wouldn't want Terry Glenn on this team today? Irvin Fryer, Chris Carter, the list of guys who grew up, stopped partying, and turned their careers around is very long. Certainly worth a shot.