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DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar Issue Apologies After Arrests, Releases from Jail

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 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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New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have issued apologies after being arrested on multiple charges. Baker was charged with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, while Dunbar was charged with four counts of armed robbery.

"We sincerely thank all law enforcement for their diligent efforts to uncover the truth herein and sincerely apologize for the distractions that this event has caused to DeAndre's team, teammates and the NFL community during this difficult time in everyone's life," attorney Patrick G. Patel said on Baker's behalf, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

Attorney Michael Grieco passed along a statement and apology from Dunbar after he was released:

Michael Grieco @Mike_Grieco

Statement from Quinton Dunbar upon this evening’s release from custody 👇🏼 https://t.co/RNpC0kxivs

Baker and Dunbar were both allegedly involved in an armed robbery that took place Wednesday in Florida, according to the report from Broward County police.

Both players turned themselves in to police Saturday and were released from jail on bond, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. Baker had a $200,000 bond, while Dunbar had a $100,000 bond.

The report says Baker brandished a firearm at a party and instructed Dunbar and another unidentified person to take cash and valuables from others in attendance.

"We believe our client is innocent of all charges," attorney Bradford Cohen said of Baker, per ESPN's Cameron Wolfe. "We urge people not to rush to judgment. We have affidavits from several witnesses that exonerate my client."

The 22-year-old Baker was a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft and appeared in all 16 games during his rookie season, starting 15. He ranked second on the team with eight passes defended.

Dunbar spent the first five seasons of his career on Washington before Seattle acquired him via trade this offseason.