CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Cleveland Department of Police on Friday said NFL player Marshon Lattimore was arrested during a traffic obstruction.
According to police, it happened on East 97th Street and Carr Avenue around 10:30 pm on Thursday when the car was stopped for “multiple traffic violations.”
Cleveland police say a loaded Glock 19 pistol was seen in the car and they say a passenger identified as Lattimore had a loaded pistol on him.
He was arrested for CCW (failure to notify) and was also given stolen property after police alleged the gun was later classified as stolen by Euclid.
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Lattimore, who attended Glenville High School in Cleveland, continued to play for the state of Ohio. He’s now playing for the New Orleans Saints.
Lattimore’s attorney, Marcus Sidoti, partner at Friedman, Gilbert + Gerhardstein, released the following statement on Friday afternoon:
“Mr. Lattimore, a proud Cleveland native with no criminal record or history, is fully cooperating with the law enforcement investigation into this matter. He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police and detained without incident and was not formally charged. Us believe that this was a misunderstanding and that this will become even more apparent as new information becomes available and passed on to the authorities. “
Two other passengers were arrested for holding guns while disabled. The driver was arrested for improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.