A former Ohio State Buckeye appears to be in trouble.
According to a report on Cleveland.com, former Buckeye and current New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested on Thursday evening.
Lattimore was arrested on on suspicion of receiving stolen property, three sources with knowledge of his arrest told Cleveland.com. Lattimore has not been charged yet with a crime, but he spent last night in Cuyahoga County Jail. Three other men were also arrested at the scene, including one on suspicion of improperly handling a gun in a car and the other two on suspicion of having weapons under disability (meaning they illegally possessed a firearm because of a previous felony).
“Mr. Lattimore, a proud Cleveland native with no prior criminal record or history, is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of this matter,” Lattimore's attorney Marcus Sidoti said in a statement to Cleveland.com. “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.”
According to ESPN's Mike Triplett, “Lattimore was a passenger in a vehicle that police stopped for multiple traffic violations at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. During the course of the stop, Lattimore was found to have a loaded handgun in his possession. He was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon (failure to notify) and for receiving stolen property after the gun was later found to be entered as stolen out of the city of Euclid, Ohio.”
Lattimore is a Cleveland native, having played his high school football at Glenville High School on the east side of town. After starring for the Tarblooders and head coach Tedd Ginn Sr., Lattimore played for the Buckeyes where he turned into one of the best defensive backs in the country. He was a first round draft pick in 2017 and has turned in three Pro Bowl appearances since he began his NFL career.
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