Cody Latimer on strip club scuffle: I was trying to break up a disagreement

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A video showing Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer slapping a strip club bouncer and getting pepper sprayed in the face was released by TMZ on Sunday, which has led to a response from both Latimer and the team.

Latimer noted that the incident took place in February and that the police were not called to intervene after the incident, which the wideout says started with words between his uncle and the bouncer.

“It was initially a disagreement between [Latimer’s uncle and the bouncer] and I was trying to break it up,” Latimer said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “There’s not much to say about it. There weren’t any cops called. I didn’t want trouble so we got out. It happened 6 months ago.”

Latimer’s uncle wound up taking the biggest punch when things escalated and is shown down on the ground as the video comes to an end.

The Broncos issued a statement to Klis that said they were aware of the incident and that they have discussed it with Latimer, who is preparing for his fourth season with the team after being selected in the second round of the 2014 draft.

32 responses to “Cody Latimer on strip club scuffle: I was trying to break up a disagreement

  1. A bouncer isn’t a cop, but fair or not, inside an establishment where he’s employed to keep the peace his word is often akin to law.
    If Cody Latimer were truly trying to break up the fight he could have wrapped his uncle in a bear hug and walked him away from the fray, regardless of who started the altercation. Instead, he slapped the bouncer — a great way to escalate a fight, not break it up.
    Yes, too many bouncers can act a little macho, or overreact to a situation, or abuse their position and take things too far. Nevertheless, had Latimer pulled his uncle away it’s likely neither one of them would have suffered anything but the indignation of being kicked out of the club.
    Instead, the uncle got punched, and Latimer got pepper-sprayed and must now deal with unwanted negative publicity. He’s lucky no one was arrested.
    Whether you’re in the right or wrong, getting out of a situation quietly, with your hide intact, is often better than winning.

  2. Great special teams contributor, otherwise not worth a second round selection. Is this guy even going to make the 53 man roster? I doubt this is going to help his case…

  3. So many things to be proud of in this sentence: “Latimer slapped a strip club bouncer.”

  4. There’s video evidence of him commiting an act of violence. In my world he would be indefinitely suspended until I was satisfied there wasn’t going to be any civil proceedings. I hope it’s only a matter of time until the NFL does just that.

  5. mackcarrington says:
    Jul 16, 2017 2:16 PM
    There’s video evidence of him commiting an act of violence. In my world he would be indefinitely suspended until I was satisfied there wasn’t going to be any civil proceedings. I hope it’s only a matter of time until the NFL does just that.
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    The incident happened in February.

  6. @commentawaitingdeletion:
    So what? There’s evidence. I would suspend him. Indefinitely. You saying it’s okay to go around slapping people and not suffer any consequences?

  7. @commentawaitingdeletion:
    Yes the incident happened in February. But it’s just now coming to light. That’s my entire point. You don’t know what else is going to come out later. So you suspend him until you are satisfied that nothing else will surface. No matter how long that is.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 1:56 PM
    elway whiffs badly again

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    Yeah, the patriots should be really proud of choosing aaron hernandez. At least Latimer hasn’t killed anyone.

  9. The only headlines this kid grabs are ones that confirm his immaturity. I’m tired of hearing him say that this is going to be his breakout year, and giving a bunch of excuses for the years previous. Cut this clown!

  10. Memo to all NFL players: If you are under contract with any NFL team you will be suspended immediately when the league receives a report that your action(s) possibly violates criminal law or reflects negatively on the league.

    You will have 10 days from the day of report to produce positive proof the report is false to avoid suspension. BTW, a written statement from an attorney does not meet the criteria.

  11. Big deal coming out of college- has done very little. The most underrated attribute of a player is there love of the game/willingness to do whatever it takes to be great. I’ll take that over a fast 40 time any day

  12. I honestly thought it was something about Latimer from the program. I don’t know why, haven’t watched it in forever. I think maybe it was the strip club headline.

  13. I have this really good trick for preventing myself from getting videoed in stripper club incidents…

  14. Who cares about the slap. No one wanted to press charges. Real punches are thrown during teams training camps, practices, and games and no one ever gets arrested so let it go.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 1:56 PM
    elway whiffs badly again

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    I cant see blaming the teams. None of them are immune nor can they be. The responsibility for player behavior has to rest on the players.

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