Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested Thursday night in Cleveland on suspension for possession of a stolen weapon.
On Friday, Lattimore was charged with a fourth-degree felony for receiving a stolen firearm, reports NFL Media.
Lattimore waived his preliminary hearing and his case was tied to the grand jury of the Cuyahoga County Trial Court. His bond was set at $ 5,000 during Friday’s hearing, according to NFL Media.
Lattimore was a passenger in a car stopped by police for “multiple traffic violations.” Two other passengers were arrested for having weapons while disabled. The driver was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and was issued a citation for driving without operating taillights.
The pistol in Lattimore’s possession was reported stolen by someone in Euclid, Ohio.
Lattimore’s attorney issued a statement before Lattimore was indicted, calling Lattimore’s arrest a “misunderstanding.”
Lattimore, 24, was selected in the first round by the Saints in 2017. He has done three Pro Bowls, including in 2020.
Lattimore is entering the final year of his rookie contract to earn $ 10.244 million in 2021.