It was reported Thursday afternoon that arrest warrants were issued in South Florida for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar in connection with an armed robbery investigation. .
According to Miramar police, Baker’s arrest warrant is for four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar is wanted on four counts of armed robbery.RELATED
The alleged incident took place on Thursday morning at a party that started on Wednesday night. According to the police report, Baker and Dunbar are accused of stealing money and threatening with force while using semi-automatic firearms. He claims that Baker intentionally threatened the victims with a firearm.
Several witnesses said that during the incident Baker ordered another suspect wearing a red mask to shoot an individual who had just entered the party, according to the police report.
Baker was a first-round pick of the Giants in 2019. The Seahawks acquired Dunbar, 27, in a March trade with the Washington Redskins and introduced him to reporters in a video call on Thursday. Both players are from Miami.
“We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time,” the Giants said in a statement.
The Giants picked Baker with the 30th pick in the first round of last year’s draft despite at least two teams singling him out as a risky option due to his attitude, sources told ESPN. He was sent to the bench for his performance at the end of his rocky first season, and the coaching staff had a trust problem with him, sources added.
Baker finished his rookie season with 55 tackles and no interceptions, and allowed seven touchdowns as the closest defender, to be the fourth with the highest number in the NFL according to Next Gen statistics. He was among the candidates to start in the Free agent deal, James Bradberry this season.
Dunbar made 11 starts last season and 25 in five years with Washington, who signed him as Florida’s undrafted free agent in 2015. He has nine career interceptions and six in the past two seasons. He had requested to be changed or released, according to some sources, because he was dissatisfied with his contract, which he was entering in the last year and had an unsecured base salary of $ 3.25 million.
Shortly before the arrest warrant was issued on Thursday, he made an introductory 15-minute conference call and told reporters: “They just want to feel appreciated at the end of the day … I just hope I can pay them. I behave as a person. “
The Seahawks said in a statement that the team “was aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and was still gathering information.” We will defer all additional comments to League investigators and local authorities. “