Redskins' Cody Latimer's Arrest Stemmed from Poker Game Argument

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2020

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 29:  Cody Latimer #12 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested after getting into an argument during a poker game, according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver

Latimer was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree assault, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.

Klis shared details from the official police report describing events at a Colorado apartment belonging to one of Latimer's friends, Roderick English:

"During the game, Latimer became involved in an argument with another person, the report says. The report did not mention what the argument was about. English told police he separated the two and kicked everyone out of his apartment. About 30 minutes later, Latimer showed up at English’s apartment, the report says.

"According to English, Latimer was agitated, angry and blamed English for his confrontation with the other person. English said Latimer then pulled out a black handgun from the pocket of his hoodie and said he saved two bullets for English and his girlfriend Shal, according to the police report."

The police report says Latimer waved around the gun without pointing it anyone and later fired two shots that were "in close proximity to English."

A physical struggle between Latimer and English began, during which English shoved Latimer up against a wall and Latimer responded by striking him in the head with the gun, according to the police report.

Harvey Steinberg, Latimer's attorney, issued a statement to Adam Schefter of ESPN on the circumstances of the arrest:

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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.”

According to The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala, Latimer was due in court Monday for a bond hearing and will have to appear again on July 24.

The 27-year-old made 15 appearances for the New York Giants in 2019, his second season with the team. He signed a one-year deal with the Redskins earlier this offseason.