Cody Latimer Arrested on 5 Charges Including Illegal Discharge of a Firearm

Published 05/16/2020, 9:27 PM EDT


Colorado police arrested Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer early on Saturday morning and sent him to the Douglas Detention Facility. This was in connection with law enforcement officials being summoned to a Colorado apartment complex after someone had fired shots. As per reports, the 27-year-old is facing a whole host of charges.

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Washington Redskins WR Cody Latimer arrested on multiple counts

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Latimer is no stranger to brushes with the law. In May 2016, police arrested the wide receiver over an unpaid traffic ticket. However, this time the charges are far more serious. They include felony, illegal discharge of a firearm, second-degree assault, prohibited use of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.

As per a sheriff department report, a witness heard something that sounded like gunshots. Later, the 27-year-old posted a bond of $25,000. 

Latimer’s attorney Harvey Steinberg commented on his client’s troubles. He said, “There’s an entire back story to this situation that constitutes one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine. Please withhold judgment until all the facts of what took place that night are known.”

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He is advocating the innocent until guilty ideology. However, one wonders if The Redskins will think in the same manner. Latimer joined the Washington team earlier this year on a 1 year $1 million deal. The Washington Redskins issued a statement saying they were aware of the issue. 

“We are aware of the situation and have informed the NFL League Office. We will continue to gather more information and have no further comment at this time.”

Latimer came off an NFL career-high games played in 2019 and featured on 15 occasions for the New York Giants. 

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The Indiana state footballer has spent 6 seasons in the NFL. In the 2014 draft, he became a part of, ‘Orange Crush’ after being drafted in the second round at 56 overall. Here he was part of the Super Bowl 50 winning side as the Broncos beat Carolina Panthers 24-10. 

Based on his 2019 numbers, he was getting his career back after a cut short 2018 season. Will Latimer’s legal troubles prove to be a major roadblock to an NFL return?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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