The Cleveland Police confirmed on Friday that Lattimore was charged for receiving stolen property, which is a fourth-degree felony.
Lattimore’s attorney, Marcus Sidoti, released a statement on his client’s behalf. The main takeaway from his comments is that he believes this situation is all just a misunderstanding.
“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.”
Attorney Marcus Sidoti issued statement on Lattimore’s behalf, saying they believe incident was a “misunderstanding.”
“Mr. Lattimore, a proud Cleveland native with no prior criminal record or history, is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of this matter.” … https://t.co/bUA1QrmiIb
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) March 26, 2021
It’s already been reported that Lattimore had a loaded handgun in his possession.
Lattimore, 24, has been the top cornerback for the Saints ever since entering the league in 2017. He’s actually eligible for a contract extension, but it’s highly unlikely the two sides talk business until this matter is taken care of.
The NFL hasn’t commented on Lattimore’s situation just yet. We’d have to imagine they’ll look into it though.