Police Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault of Cody Latimer's 4-Year-Old Son

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured 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 wide receiver Cody Latimer appeared in court Monday and is facing charges of assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment. 

According to Mike Klis and Dacia Johnson of 9NEWS Denver, Latimer allegedly threatened his friend with a gun and discharged the weapon after an argument from a poker game early Saturday morning.

"At the hearing, Latimer's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the court that he has been contacted by law enforcement concerning an investigation of a sexual assault of Latimer's 4-year-old son that was allegedly perpetrated by one of the individuals at that poker game," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and John Keim.

Schefter noted "The allegations concerning the shooting incident occurred at about the same time and location of the alleged sexual assault."

Klis and Johnson reported the judge agreed with Steinberg's request for authorities to not speak with Latimer about the sexual assault allegations without an attorney present. The sexual assault allegations are not against the wide receiver.

According the police report obtained by Klis and Johnson, Roderick English asked everyone to leave his apartment after Latimer and another person got into an argument during a poker game. The report says Latimer came back to the apartment with a gun and blamed English for the confrontation he had with the other person.

English said the wide receiver threatened to "kill everybody" and eventually fired two shots near English. Latimer then allegedly hit English on the head with the gun when English held him against a wall.

Latimer was released Saturday from Douglas County Jail on a $25,000 bond and was ordered to return for a July 24 court date.

The Indiana University product played the first six seasons of his NFL career for the Denver Broncos and New York Giants before signing with Washington this offseason.