Additional details regarding the arrest of New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore have come and starting to paint a picture of what exactly happened that led to his arrest.
The 24-year-old was booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail on Thursday night after police confirmed that Lattimore had a loaded handgun in his possession.
“Cleveland Police confirms that Saints CB Marshon Lattimore was found to have a loaded handgun in his possession and was arrested for CCW (Failure to Notify) ORC 2923.12(B)(1). and Receiving Stolen Property ORC 2913.15 after the handgun was later found to be entered as stolen,” ESPN reporter Mike Triplett wrote on Twitter.
Lattimore’s attorney Marcus Sidoti, would soon release a statement:
“Mr. Lattimore, a proud Cleveland native with no prior criminal record or history, is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of this matter.” …
“He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police and was arrested without incident and was not formally charged. We believe that this was a misunderstanding and that this will become even clearer as new information becomes available…”
Lattimore is a three-time Pro Bowl defensive back and Cleveland native. The Saints selected him in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and he’s proven to be one of the best defenders in the NFL.
He made the Pro Bowl in three of his first four seasons in the NFL.
During the 2020 season, Lattimore had 11 pass defenses and recorded 62 total tackles, including two tackles for a loss.