Redskins' Cody Latimer Arrested on Assault, Menacing, Weapon and More Charges

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 16, 2020

This is a photo of Cody Latimer of the New York Giants NFL football team. This image reflects the New York Giants active roster as of Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo)
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested Saturday in Englewood, Colorado, and booked on five charges.

Per the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, police responded to calls about shots being fired in an apartment and arrested Latimer after gaining entry into the apartment. 

He is being held on $25,000 bond and was formally charged with second-degree assault, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment. 

According to the sheriff's department, there were three men in the apartment when deputies gained entry, one of whom had minor injuries not related to a gunshot. Latimer was the only one taken into custody. 

Latimer's lawyer released a statement, per ESPN's Adam Schefter: 

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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.”

Washington signed Latimer as a free agent in April. The 27-year-old spent the previous two seasons with the New York Giants. He set career highs with 10 starts and 24 receptions, and he caught two touchdowns.

A second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2014, Latimer won a Super Bowl with the team during the 2015 season. He has 935 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 66 career games.