Arrest warrants have been issued in South Florida for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar in connection to an armed robbery investigation.
According to Miramar Police, Baker’s arrest warrant is for four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar is wanted on four counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Both NFL cornerbacks are expected to be arrested soon.
The alleged incident took place late Wednesday night at a party that began Wednesday evening. According to the arrest warrant, Baker and Dunbar are accused of stealing money and watches. All of this through force while armed with semi-automatic firearms. It states that Baker intentionally threatened victims with a firearm.
According to the arrest warrant, multiple witnesses said at one point during the incident Baker ordered another suspect wearing a red mask to shoot an individual who was just entering the party.
The NFL said Thursday night it is aware of the matter and would have no further comment at this time. The league will review the incident under its personal conduct policy and hand out discipline if warranted.
Warrant out for Quinton Dunbar and DeAndre Baker
Baker, 22, was a first-round pick of the Giants in 2019. The Seahawks acquired the 27-year-old Dunbar in a March trade with the Washington Redskins and introduced him to reporters on a video call earlier Thursday. Both players are from Miami.
“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time,” the Giants said in a statement regarding the fact that the NFL cornerbacks will be arrested.
The Giants traded up to select Baker with the 30th pick in the first round of last year’s NFL draft. This is despite at least two teams flagging him as a risky pick because of his attitude, sources told ESPN.
Baker finished his rookie season with 55 tackles and no interceptions. He also allowed seven touchdowns as the nearest defender, fourth most in the NFL, according to Next Gen Stats data. He was among the candidates to start opposite free-agent acquisition James Bradberry this season.
Dunbar made 11 starts last season and 25 over five years with Washington. They signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2015. He has nine career interceptions and six over the past two seasons.
The Seahawks said in a statement that the team was “aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information. We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities.”
I think we’ll have to wait on more details regarding the situation. More to come.
This article was first published by ESPN.