FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have been booked into a South Florida jail to face charges in connection with an armed robbery.
Bradford Cohen, an attorney for Baker, said in an Instagram post that his client turned himself in Saturday morning.
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Reports are correct that Deandre turned himself in this morning. I am a believer in the system and that if everything works the matter will be appropriately resolved. Both my client and I have felt @miramarpd and the Detective working the case, were accommodating and went out of their way to assure Mr Bakers privacy during this hard time. That is not just lip service, it is fact,, and we appreciate it. This is my 23rd year in practice defending those who I feel are wrongly charged or wrongly treated. That doesn't mean that all police officers are bad or all are good. We all have jobs to do and I believe we all do them to the best of our ability. Police reports are just that, reports of what was told to them or said to them. 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.
"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 earlier this week for the Miami natives, who are accused of robbing guests at a party Wednesday night in Miramar.
According to a police report, Baker pointed a gun at one of the attendees and directed two others, one of them Dunbar, to take money and valuables from others 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 said.
Among the stolen items were thousands of dollars in cash and pricey designer watches.
One of the guests claimed he met Baker and Dunbar at another party two days earlier in Miami, where they 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."
Dunbar's attorney, Michael Grieco, told ESPN he gave the state attorney's office five sworn affidavits from witnesses that exonerated his client from wrongdoing. Grieco said they are the same witnesses who gave the original statements in the police report that led to the arrest warrants.
Baker, 22, faces four counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm. The 2019 first-round draft pick started 15 games for the Giants as a rookie.
Dunbar, 27, faces four counts of armed robbery. He spent his first five seasons with the Washington Redskins before being traded to the Seahawks in March.
Both men were being held without bond at the main Broward County jail.