Washington Redskins WR Cody Latimer was arrested on Saturday in Colorado for weapons and assault charges. At the time the story broke there was very little information except for the 5 charges he was facing. His lawyer issued a statement saying "this was one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine". Then details of the incident came out involving Latimer getting into an altercation and firing a gun at a card game.
The usual calls to immediately cut him were shouted out, and people were already looking at the Redskins WR depth chart. This incident also serves as a test for Head Coach Ron Rivera's new culture initiative in Washington. Latimer allegedly committed multiple crimes, but didn't have his day in court.
New details have emerged in the case that could make people more sympathetic with Latimer, but won't necessarily exonerate him in the eyes of the law or the Redskins. Full details from the police report are included, but Latimer's attorney brought up an investigation into the sexual assault of his 4-year old son by someone allegedly at the party. This is shocking information, and definitely fits the description his lawyer initially used.
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.
Latimer, who was arrested at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, has been ordered to return for a July 24 court date. He is facing charges of assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment.
Steinberg told the court that the allegations concerning the shooting incident occurred at about the same time and location as the alleged sexual assault.
At today’s hearing, Cody Latimer's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the court he was contacted by law enforcement concerning an investigation of a sexual assault of Latimer's 4-year-old son allegedly perpetrated by an individual at a weekend poker game.https://t.co/1CiRvEDJMZ— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2020
This is an ongoing story that will be updated as new information becomes available...