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Saints' Marshon Lattimore Arrested for Allegedly Receiving Stolen Property

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2021

New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Westerholt)
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New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested late Thursday night in ClevelandΒ for allegedly possessing a stolen, loaded handgun.Β 

Citing court records, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reported Lattimore was formally charged with receiving stolen property, which is classified as a fourth-degree felony.Β 

The 24-year-old is a Cleveland native who starred at Ohio State before getting selected by the Saints with the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Since entering the league, Lattimore has been among the top corners in the game, garnering Pro Bowl nods in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Lattimore has started all 57 regular-season games he has appeared in, recording 230 tackles, 10 interceptions, five forced fumbles and 55 passes defended during that time.

As a rookie, Lattimore set career highs with five picks and 18 pass breakups. This past season, he finished with 62 tackles, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed in 14 games.

Lattimore has played a big role in the Saints winning the NFC South and reaching the playoffs in each of his four NFL seasons.

He is once again expected to be a key piece of the secondary in 2021, leading the way for the likes of Marcus Williams, Malcolm Jenkins, Patrick Robinson and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.