Redskins receiver Cody Latimer was arrested early on Saturday by the Douglas County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office, according to arrest records. He faces five charges after several shots were reportedly fired inside an apartment.
According to the police report, deputies were called to an apartment at 12:11 a.m.; when they arrived at the apartment, they detained three individuals and arrested Latimer before booking him into the Douglas County Detention Facility. One person reportedly had minor injuries not related to a gunshot.
Latimer, 27, faces counts of assault in the second degree; menacing; illegal discharge of a firearm; prohibited use of a weapon; and reckless endangerment. He has since posted $ 25,000 bond.
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Latimer’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said his client’s arrest stems from “one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine.” Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Cody Latimer attorney, Harvey Steinberg, on his client’s arrest: “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.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 16, 2020
The Redskins have also released a statement, via ESPN, regarding Latimer’s arrest: “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.”
This is not the first time Latimer has been arrested. He also faced arrest in 2016 for an outstanding traffic ticket.
The 2014 second-round pick out of Indiana played four seasons for the Broncos from 2014-17 before playing two seasons for the Giants in 2018 and 2019. For his career, he has compiled 70 receptions for 935 yards and six touchdowns. He signed a one-year, $ 1 million deal with the Redskins this offseason.