The Miramar (Fla.) Police Department issued an arrest warrant for New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and another man after an incident late Wednesday night. Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault.
Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Grieco, told the Miami Herald he has statements from five witnesses saying Dunbar was not involved in the incident.
Bradford Cohen, the attorney for Baker, issued a statement on his Instagram account casting doubt on the accuracy of the police report.
Bradford Cohen, the attorney for #Giants CB DeAndre Baker, released a statement on Instagram (@lawronin). In the statement, he claims several witnesses dispute the allegations and calls his client “innocent of any charges.” https://t.co/lfjfROjB5S pic.twitter.com/yvpUM1MekP
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16, 2020
Police Reports state that Baker and Dunbar were at a cookout when they allegedly took thousands of dollars in cash and watches from their alleged victims, with Baker brandishing a semi-automatic gun and allegedly instructing a third person, masked, to shoot someone at the party. The three men are also accused of premeditation, as their three luxury cars were “pre-positioned’’ for a quick getaway.
For those wondering why a couple of NFL players would be involved in theft, reports out of Florida state that two days earlier, Baker and Dunbar allegedly lost about $70,000 while gambling at a party in the Miami area.
Whenever the players turn themselves in, how seriously law enforcement and the government want to go after them will be reflected somewhat by the bail application. If it is fairly nominal and he is instructed to return to court in a month or so, it is an indication the warrant looks worse than it actually might be. If the bail is set high, it is an indication this case is as bad as it looks and there is greater urgency to prosecute the players.
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