Saints CB Marshon Lattimore pleads guilty to misdemeanor gun charge, has felony dismissed

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New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge, according to League of Justice. ESPN has since confirmed the report.

Lattimore was arrested in Cleveland earlier this year after he and a group of three acquaintances were pulled over for multiple traffic violations. Police allegedly spotted a loaded gun in the car and later found Lattimore in possession of a different loaded gun that had been reported stolen.

Law enforcement initially charged Lattimore with a fourth-degree felony for possessing a loaded handgun that was believed to be stolen, but the charge was reportedly dismissed last week. Had Lattimore been convicted, he would have faced up to 18 months in prison, per TMZ.

Lattimore reportedly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to promptly inform officers that he was carrying a concealed handgun. He reportedly had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but video of the arrest showed he did not immediately inform officers of his gun until they asked. 

In addition to probation, Lattimore has also been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 21: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints walks off the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 21, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Marshon Lattimore won't face jail time for his gun charge. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

An NFL spokesman did not indicate to ESPN whether Lattimore will face league discipline for the incident, saying the matter "remains under review."

The pending legal matter didn't do much to affect Lattimore's standing with the Saints, as the team signed him to a five-year, $97.6 million contract extension after the first week of the season. Lattimore is widely considered among the NFL's top cornerbacks, with 37 tackles, 10 passes defended and an interception in nine games this year.

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