NFL's DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar Wanted on Armed Robbery Charges

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 09:  Deandre Baker #27 of the New York Giants celebrates breaking up a pass intended for Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 9, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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The Miramar (Florida) Police Department issued arrest warrants Thursday for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar on charges related to an alleged armed robbery.

Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm. 

Police say the incident took place Wednesday. A police spokesperson told ESPN's Adam Schefter they have been in contact with a representative for one of the players regarding turning himself in, but no arrest has been made.

The Seahawks, Giants and NFL each released statements saying they were aware of the charges but offering no further comment. 

According to a copy of the arrest warrant, Baker, Dunbar and a third man attended a party in Miramar, brandishing guns and robbing the attendees of cash and four expensive watches. Baker allegedly instructed the third man, identified as "Shy" by one witness, to shoot someone who entered the party, but no one was harmed. 

There are conflicting reports from witnesses regarding whether Dunbar had a gun. However, he was heard by witnesses instructing his alleged accomplices to rob people.

The warrant says the men were gambling and playing video games before the robbery. One witness told police he met Baker and Dunbar days earlier at a different party, where they were gambling and lost about $70,000.

Witnesses said Baker, Dunbar and the third man parked their cars strategically "to [expedite] an immediate departure from the area."

One witness, identified as Dominick Johnson, corroborated some of the events but said he did not see Dunbar with a gun. Baker was in possession of a handgun, Johnson said. Known to the players as "Coach," Johnson says he has known both NFL players since they were children.

Baker and Dubar both grew up in Miami.