New Orleans Saints cornerback runs into trouble with the law
By Bob Garcia
Marshon Lattimore was arrested for carrying a loaded handgun
A case stemming from late March, today had an update for New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He was arrested in his hometown of Cleveland on suspicion of possessing a loaded handgun that was reported stolen, and Lattimore at the time did not report having it. Now, Lattimore, after facing trial, pleaded guilty last week.
The 25-year-old Forest City native admitted guilt for possessing a loaded gun a few days ago, according to Cuyahoga County court records. He was initially facing a six-month jail sentence, but that was suspended. The player was placed on probation after having to pay a $1,000 fine.
At the time, Cleveland Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Giaccia had indicated that Lattimore was carrying a loaded Glock pistol that had been reported stolen in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid, and was suspected of failing to inform a police officer that he was carrying it. Fortunately for the player, he had no criminal record and was fully cooperative with police, according to Marcus Sidoti, his attorney, in a statement issued at the time of his arrest.
“We believe this is a misunderstanding and will be further clarified as new information becomes available and is shared with authorities,” the lawyer said in March. The case appears to have come to an end, and at the moment, this is not reported to have had any consequence on his participation with the Saints in the current season.