Former Super Bowl Champion Cody Latimer has landed himself in some hot water after reports of shot fired inside an Englewood, Colorado apartment on Friday night.
The first reports came directly from the Douglas County Sheriff's office who confirmed that 3 people had been detained after they responded to the call, with one of those men being the current Redskins wide receiver. Latimer however was the only man who was taken into custody while one of the other individuals in the apartment had suffered minor injuries unrelated to the gunshots. According to the DC Sheriff's office Latimer was hit with a number of charges stemming from this incident.
From the DC Sheriff's Office:
Latimer was booked in on the following charges:18-3-203 Assault in the 2nd Degree F4
18-3-206 Menacing F518-12-107 Illegal Discharge of a Firearm F5
18-12-106 Prohibited Use of a Weapon M218-3-208 Reckless Endangerment M3
It seems highly likely that this will have a significant impact on Latimer's career in the National Football League and furthermore it could potentially jeopardize his place on the Redskins roster in these trying times. Should the NHL come down hard on latimer with a long term suspension he would suddenly become a significantly less appealing commodity for the Redskins organization, and that is even before we consider the potential backlash they could face from the public when the details of this incident come out.
The Redskins appear to be taking the typical wait and see approach to this situation which could be bad for Latimer. The fact that he was the only person charged here would appear to indicate that he was the aggressor in this situation, and in recent years the NFL has taken a harsher stance against players charged with violent crimes.
From the Redskins:
"We are aware of the situation and have informed the NFL League Office. We will continue to gather more information and have no further comment at this time."
Latimer entered the league when he was drafted in 2014 by the Denver Broncos and was a member of their championship team at Super Bowl 50. He has since gone on to play for the New York Giants and is currently under contract with the Redskins.
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