Cody Latimer, who plays wide receiver for the Washington Redskins, is facing felony assault charges stemming from a poker game. The incident allegedly involves a gun.
Latimer is out on bail after posting a $25,000 bond. He surrendered his gun and spoke with the Douglas County District Court through video (due to COVID-19).
The 27-year-old has a court date set for July 24. He’ll face federal charges that include second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and illegally discharging a firearm.
What Happened During the Poker Game?
According to an arrest affidavit from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Latimer was playing poker at a house party. He and another player began arguing.
The dispute arose over a sexual assault case involving Latimer’s four-year-old son. The person accused of the assault was present at the game.
The game’s host, Roderick English, decided to end the outing early. Latimer came back to the party 30 minutes later and pulled a gun on English.
English claims that a scuffle broke out between the two, and he got struck by the gun. The affidavit also notes that Latimer fired two warning shots in the air.
Both men were arrested after the ruckus. English received medical attention following the alleged pistol whipping.
What Happens with Latimer Now?
Much is still in the air regarding Latimer’s case. He could face serious jail/prison time, get off with a slap on the wrist, or not be convicted.
The July 24 court date should reveal more regarding the penalties that Latimer is facing. The prosecution might even work out a deal with him if necessary.
It’s also unclear what the Redskins will do to their receiver. No penalties have been proposed as of now.
Washington is likely waiting to see what happens with the case before deciding if a suspension is necessary.