The assault, menacing and discharge of a firearm charges are felonies. Latimer also was charged with prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment, both of which are misdemeanors.
“We 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,” the Redskins said in a statement.
“At this time there is no additional information to be released,” Latimer’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, wrote in an email to The Washington Post. “Once the investigation is concluded there will be a complete understanding of what and more importantly why things occurred.”
The incident happened close to the practice facility for the Denver Broncos, where Latimer, 27, played for the first four years of his career after being taken in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. He spent the past two years with the New York Giants, having his best season in 2019 with 24 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned 24 kickoffs for an average of 23.8 yards last year.
He was expected to battle for a spot in a Washington wide receiver group that lacks a veteran presence.
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