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Cody Latimer Arrested: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIMay 31, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, CO - MAY 17:  Wide receiver Cody Latimer #14 of the Denver Broncos talks to the media following rookie camp at Dove Valley on May 17, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested Monday for failing to pay a traffic ticket after he was allegedly the victim of a domestic violence incident that brought the matter to the police's attention.

KUSA reported Tuesday that Latimer called the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office at 2:40 a.m. to report his girlfriend "put her hands on him."

Latimer's girlfriend, Jaimee Rando, was arrested for assault and disturbing the peace.

A deputy completed a background check on both parties, and Latimer's revealed he had an active arrest warrant stemming from a March 18, 2015 citation for "improper lighting on his vehicle/trailer" and failure to appear for an April 29 court date, per KUSA.

Latimer settled up by paying $311.50 Tuesday—after he spent time in the Arapahoe County Jail on Monday night.

Records cited by KUSA indicated Latimer paid his girlfriend's bail Tuesday afternoon. The 23-year-old missed practice Tuesday for what Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak called "personal reasons."

Latimer would release a statement on Twitter regarding the news, "I reached out to the team on Monday to let them know of a personal issue that I dealt with over the weekend. I believe I handled it the right way, but I had no idea of the unrelated unpaid traffic ticket. That's completely on me, and I took care of that today...Back to football."

Latimer was a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft but hasn't lived up to that billing, recording only eight receptions in two seasons as a pro. His opportunities have been somewhat limited, though, because of the presence of two stars in Denver's receiving corps: Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

The arrest shouldn't harm Latimer's standing with the team. However, he will likely be expected to contribute to the reigning Super Bowl champions this season.

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