CLEVELAND — New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested in Cleveland Thursday night, according to police
According to a Cleveland Police Department spokesperson, officers found a stolen handgun on Lattimore during a traffic stop.
The traffic stop occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the Glenville area of Cleveland.
According to police, officers saw that Lattimore had a loaded Glock 19 handgun in the vehicle with him. That gun was later identified as one stolen from Euclid, Ohio.
He was arrested for failure to notify and receiving stolen property.
Two other passengers in the car, Kenyon Moon and Maurice Walton, were arrested for having weapons under disability, meaning they are not legally allowed to have a gun.
The driver, Carl Willis, was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
Lattimore was arrested and booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Lattimore's attorney, Marcus Sidoti, said that he believes Lattimore's arrest is a "misunderstanding" that will become clearer as more information comes out.
“Mr. Lattimore, a proud Cleveland native with no prior criminal record or history, is fully cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of this matter,” Sidoti said. “He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police and was arrested without incident and was not formally charged. We believe that this was a misunderstanding and that this will become even clearer as new information becomes available and is shared with the authorities.
Lattimore was born in Cleveland and played college football at Ohio State. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2017.
The Saints have not responded to request for comment from WWLTV.
Lattimore, 24, is one of the NFL's rising stars at cornerback heading in to the final year of his rookie deal with the Saints. Since being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft, Lattimore has been named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year and earned Pro Bowl honors three times.