DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar's Attorneys Claim Players Are Innocent of ChargesMay 15, 2020
A lawyer representing Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who has a warrant out from the Miramar, Florida, Police Department for his arrest on four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, said that he has letters from alleged victims that claim his client was not involved.
"I can’t believe Miramar PD did a virtual touchdown dance without investigating further," Michael Grieco told Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida.
Per the Miramar PD, an arrest warrant is also out for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker on four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Baker's attorney, Bradford Cohen, also released a statement claiming Baker is innocent:
All counts stem from an alleged robbery that took place at a Miramar party Wednesday, per the arrest affidavit.
Grieco also said, per David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, that five witnesses have signed sworn affidavits proclaiming that Dunbar had no involvement.
"All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent," Grieco said. "I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity."
In their tweet announcing the affidavit, the Miramar PD notably tagged the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks' Twitter accounts.
Grieco said the affidavits have been given to the Broward State Attorney’s Office but that prosecutors are mandating Dunbar turn himself in.
Per the arrest affidavit, Dunbar allegedly helped Baker steal money and valuables from party attendees along with an unnamed third person with a red mask. Items taken included a $25,000 Hublot Watch, an $18,000 Rolex watch and thousands in cash.
Baker is painted as the ringleader of sorts, ordering Dunbar and the third man during the alleged robbery. There are conflicting witness accounts as to whether Dunbar was armed. One witness said Dunbar was not, while another said he was and pointed the gun at another individual. Two others said Dunbar did not have a weapon, but one of those witnesses said Dunbar gave orders during the alleged robbery.
After news of the alleged incident broke Thursday, the Seahawks issued the following statement: "We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information. We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities."
Dunbar, 27, played five years with the Washington Redskins before being traded to the 'Hawks for a fifth-round pick. The veteran led the 'Skins with four interceptions last season, including two in one game versus the New York Giants in Week 4.