9:15 AM PT — Cleveland Police tell TMZ Sports … Lattimore was arrested during a traffic stop in which cops found a loaded handgun in his possession.
Cops say the gun was “later found to be entered as stolen out of the city of Euclid, Ohio.”
Cops say there were 3 other people in the vehicle at the time of Lattimore’s arrest … all of whom were also arrested.
Two men were arrested for “having weapons while under disability.” The driver was arrested for “improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.”
NFL star Marshon Lattimore — a 3-time Pro Bowl cornerback — was arrested in Cleveland around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday on suspicion of receiving stolen property.
The 24-year-old New Orleans Saints star was booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail early Friday morning … where he posed for a mug shot while wearing a COVID mask.
Details surrounding the incident are unclear — we’re working on getting more info — but Cleveland.com reports Lattimore was taken into custody by “Cleveland police’s gang investigators.”
Lattimore — the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft — was the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017 and has been a star player ever since … making the Pro Bowl in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Lattimore is about to enter the final year of his rookie contract — which means he’s expected to renegotiate for a TON of money … but the arrest could seriously affect his contract situation.
Before his NFL career, Lattimore was a star at Ohio State — where he was named 1st Team All-BIG 10 in 2016.
Lattimore grew up in the Cleveland area — and was a star at Glenville High School where he was touted as one of the best defensive backs in the country.
Originally Published– 7:50 AM PT