Denver Broncos receiver Cody Latimer was the alleged victim in a domestic dispute Monday that led to his arrest for failing to pay a year-old traffic ticket.
According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation records, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Latimer after it was discovered an outstanding warrant had been issued to him by Denver traffic court after he was cited March 18, 2015 for improper lighting on his vehicle/trailer.
Latimer, 23, didn’t show up for his court date on April 29, 2015 on what would have been a minor traffic ticket. Instead, Latimer wound up in Arapahoe County Jail on Monday night and paid $311.50 to settle the matter on Tuesday.
Latimer did not attend the Broncos’ practice Tuesday. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Latimer was absent for “personal reasons.”
According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Latimer called the Sheriff’s Office at 2:40 a.m. Monday to report that his girlfriend “put her hands on him.”
The police report states that officers were dispatched to a home in the 5900 block of S. Quintero Court on a domestic violence incident that happened at 1080 North 14th Street in Denver.
Investigation showed that Latimer and his girlfriend, Jaimee Rando, 25, had been dating for three months and have a child together. Latimer told officers that he and Rando got into an argument and she slapped him in the face. Rando also told officers she slapped him.
The Arapahoe County responding deputy ran background checks on both of their names and discovered Latimer had an active warrant. Rando was arrested by Denver police for assault and disturbing the peace. Records show Latimer bailed out Rando on Tuesday afternoon.
Latimer was considered the victim in the domestic incident and would not have been arrested had it not been for the warrant on his unpaid traffic ticket.
Latimer is a receiver from Indiana University who was the Broncos’ second-round draft pick in 2014. He has just eight catches for 82 yards in his first two NFL seasons, although his best work has on the Broncos’ special teams units.