Marshon Lattimore gun charge dropped, Saints CB gets probation: report


The legal saga stemming from Marshon Lattimore's offseason arrest appears to have run its course, with the felony charge stemming from the Saints cornerback possessing a stolen gun dropped this week.

The news emerged this week via a report from League of Justice, which predicted earlier in the year that would be the result once the details emerged surrounding the incident. Lattimore had a concealed carry permit, and had no way to know the gun was stolen. Private gun sales are legal in the state of Ohio, where the arrest occurred.

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Lattimore was sentenced to one year of probation for failing to immediately disclose he was carrying a gun. Bodycam footage from the incident showed that Lattimore did tell officers he was carrying a concealed gun, but not until he was asked directly, a violation of the rules stipulated for a holder of a concealed carry permit.

The end of the court proceedings isn't the end of the fallout, however. The league opted not to suspend Lattimore after the incident. Often the NFL will wait to see the outcome of ongoing litigation before levying punishment. It's unclear whether any punishment will be given.

It's a similar situation for Lattimore as the one presented to Deonte Harris following an offseason arrest for a DWI. He was also sentenced to one year of probation, but is yet to receive any formal discipline from the league.

The Saints are back in action on Thanksgiving when they host the Buffalo Bills. See the full report from League of Justice here.