The Miramar police department announced on Twitter that it has issued arrest warrants for Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Baker faces four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar faces four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
TMZ has the details on what happened.
Dunbar and Baker were at a cookout in Miramar, Florida on May 13th when an argument broke out and Baker took out a semi-automatic firearm.
Cops say Dunbar assisted in taking watches and other valuables at the direction of Baker. Cops say Baker directed a 3rd man to shoot someone who had just walked into the party. Fortunately no shots were fired, or things could’ve gotten real bad, as Amy Dash noted on Twitter:
Giants CB Deandre Baker allegedly told one of his purported accomplices to shoot someone during an armed robbery. If the person had done it, and killed someone, then Deandre would’ve faced life in prison or death penalty in Florida just for giving the order.
— Amy Dash (@AmyDashTV) May 15, 2020
There are conflicting witness statements about whether Dunbar had a gun or not.
Per the report, Baker and Dunbar came away with four watches: A Rolex (valued at $18K), a Hubolt ($25K), an Audemars Piguet ($17.5K) and a knock-off Richard Mille ($600). Victims allege they had $12,800 in cash also stolen.
Some people at the party believe it was a planned robbery because when the three men were done taking valuables, there were three getaway cars strategically positioned to “expedite an immediate departure.”
Baker and Dunbar lost “about” $70,000 two nights earlier at a party in Miami. TMZ reports the losses were from gambling.
Baker was a first-round pick of the Giants in 2019. Dunbar was traded to Seattle for a fifth-round pick earlier this offseason.
According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Baker didn’t participate in the Giants’ virtual meeting today or any of the other meetings during the team’s voluntary minicamp this week. Dunbar was on a video conference-call with reporters earlier today.
The Giants, Seahawks and the NFL have all released statements:
Giants: “We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time.”
Seahawks: 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.
NFL: “We are aware of the matter. We have no further comment at this time.”