By Anica Padilla

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer took a plea deal in an assault case from May 2020. Latimer allegedly beat an acquaintance with a handgun and fired the gun.

Cody Latimer (credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

Latimer was initially charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors, including second degree assault with a weapon, menacing and prohibited use of a weapon while drunk. This week, he pleaded guilty to third degree assault, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to two years of probation.

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The incident happened at the Zenith Meridian Apartments in unincorporated Douglas County in May 2020. The alleged victim, Roderick English, and his girlfriend were present.

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Cody Latimer (credit: CBS)

Latimer was selected by Denver in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played four years for the Broncos, then signed as a free agent with the New York Giants. He later signed with the Washington Redskins.

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Anica Padilla