SUNDAY 11:15 A.M. UPDATE: A judge granted a $100,000 bond Sunday morning to the Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar, and a $200,000 bond to the Giants’ DeAndre Baker. Both men were granted pre-trial release, which means they cannot travel out of the state, must surrender any weapons they have, and cannot have any contact with the alleged victims in the case. ————————————————————————————– ORIGINAL STORY: New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, both wanted on charges of armed robbery and assault in Miramar, turned themselves into South Florida authorities over the weekend. Bradford Cohen, an attorney for Baker, announced in an Instagram post that his client turned himself in Saturday morning. “I am a believer in the system and that if everything works the matter will be appropriately resolved,” Cohen wrote. Dunbar also surrendered later in the day. Arrest warrants were issued last Thursday for the Miami natives, both of whom are accused of robbing several people at a party on Wednesday night in Miramar.
The police report states that Baker pointed a gun at one of the attendees and directed two others, including Dunbar, to take money and various items, including expensive watches, from people at the party. “[The victim] stated under oath that Baker pointed a gun at him and he was in fear for his life,” the report adds. One of the guests claimed that he met Baker and Dunbar at another party in Miami earlier in the week, where the NFL players had lost about $70,000. “Police reports are just that, reports of what was told to them or said to them,” Cohen wrote. “Court is what we use to then examine those reports, investigate those claims and allow the defendant an opportunity to confront the evidence. Don’t rush to judgement.” For his part, Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco, tells ESPN that he gave the state attorney’s office five sworn affidavits from witnesses that prove his client is innocent. Grieco adds they are the same witnesses who gave the original statements in the police report that led to the arrest warrants. The 22-year-old Baker faces four counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm. As a 2019 first-round draft pick, he started 15 games for the Giants. Meanwhile, 27-year-old Dunbar is facing four counts of armed robbery. He was traded from the Redskins to the Seahawks in March, after five seasons with Washington. Both men are being held without bond at the main Broward County jail.