An attorney for Redskins receiver Cody Latimer told the court on Monday that an argument at a poker game on Saturday involved an allegation of sexual assault on a 4-year-old boy, according to reports.
Latimer made his court appearance via video call on Monday for the charges stemming from an altercation early Saturday morning. He is facing five charges, including illegal discharge of a firearm, assault and reckless endangerment.
At today's hearing, Cody Latimer's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the court he was contacted by law enforcement concerning an investigation of a sexual assault of Latimer's 4-year-old son allegedly perpetrated by an individual at a weekend poker game.https://t.co/1CiRvEDJMZ— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2020
9News.com reported on Monday that Latimer allegedly fired his gun and threatened participants at a poker game he attended late Friday night at a friend's house. He was taken into custody early Saturday morning and released on bond later that day.
After his arrest, his attorney Harvey Steinberg told Schefter that there is "an entire back story to this situation that constitutes one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine. Please withhold judgment until all the facts of what took place that night are known."
Cody Latimer attorney, Harvey Steinberg, on his client's arrest: "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 the facts of what took place that night are known."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 16, 2020
Latimer was signed by the Redskins in March.
The team said in a statement on Saturday that they "are aware of the situation and have informed the NFL League Office. We will continue to gather more information and have no further comment at this time."
At Monday's appearance, according to 9News.com, another hearing was scheduled for late July.
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Redskins receiver Cody Latimer appears in court on gun, assault charges originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington