An NFL player was in custody after allegedly threatening to “kill everybody” in a poker game.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested in Colorado over the weekend on multiple charges. According to a statement from Douglas County officials, Latimer was charged multiple felonies, including assault in the second degree, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a firearm and reckless endangerment.
Cops showed up to a Douglas County home early Saturday morning in response to calls about possible gunshots at the home. According to a TMZ report, the commotion stemmed from an argument surrounding a poker game.
Upon arriving at the home, authorities spoke with homeowner Roderick English, a friend of Latimer. English said that he was hosting a poker game with his girlfriend, Latimer and a few other friends. English said that Latimer and another player got into an argument and the situation escalated quickly.
According to English, there was a physical altercation that was broken up and the poker game ended. English kicked everybody out of his house, but Latimer showed up a half-hour later with a weapon and threatened to “kill everybody.”
Eventually, Latimer fired two rounds. Nobody was injured from the shots, but a scuffle ensued between Latimer and English, resulting in minor injuries to English after allegedly being hit on the head with the gun. Cops arrested Latimer and held him on a $25,000 bond.
Latimer posted the bond and is expected back in court on July 24. His attorney told ESPN in a statement that there is still more to the story.
“There’s an entire back story to this situation that constitutes one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine. Please withhold judgment until all of the facts of what took place that night are known,” read the statement.
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