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The NFL Endures a Tough Saturday as Four Players are Taken into Custody

Photo: Lynne Sladky, STF / AP

The NFL and their public relations department are going to be working overtime. On Saturday, four NFL players were taken into police custody in a span of fewer than 24 hours. Washington wide receiver Cody Latimer and Buffalo lineman Ed Oliver were the more recent duo who have charges filed against them, joining Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar who had warrants issued for them earlier.

Latimer was booked on charges of assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon, and reckless endangerment. This stemmed from an incident in an incident that started with shots fired call shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Oliver was arrested Saturday night in his hometown of Houston on charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon. According to, Oliver is being held at Montgomery County Jail after being pulled over on State Highway 242. Oliver had an open beer between his legs and was determined to be impaired after a field sobriety test.

During the day on Saturday, both Baker and Dunbar turned themselves in. In an article we detailed earlier,  Baker was accused of using a semi-automatic firearm on Wednesday to rob multiple people, with Dunbar’s help, of more than $11,000 in cash plus watches and other valuables worth more than $60,000. Lawyers from both players have stated that they have statements from witnesses that will clear up the situation.

At a time when NFL facilities are shut down and players have been asked to social distance or quarantine, players may have more time and more opportunities to get themselves into trouble. That came true on Saturday.



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