Marshon Lattimore was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio this past Thursday on suspicion of receiving stolen property.
The New Orelans Saints star was arrested and booked into the Cuyahoga County jail early Friday morning.
Cleveland Police noted that Lattimore was arrested after the cops pulled him over for a traffic stop and during a search of the vehicle, police found a loaded handgun. Police noted that the gun was “later found to be entered as stolen out of the city of Euclid, Ohio.”
Lattimore’s attorney, Marcus Sidoti, released a statement on his client’s behalf.
“Mr. Lattimore, a proud Cleveland native with no prior criminal record or history, is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of this matter,” Sidoti said in a statement. “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 and is shared with the authorities.”
The 24-year-old has started all 57 regular-season games he has appeared in, recording 230 tackles, 10 interceptions, five forced fumbles and 55 passes defended.
This past season, he finished with 62 tackles, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed in 14 games.