The armed robbery case involving DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar has taken a major turn.
A May armed robbery case allegedly involving New York Giants’ DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar has taken another disturbing twist. Baker and Dunbar initially were arrested on armed robbery allegations, as they, per witnesses, stole thousands of dollars from a barbecue. The two had apparently lost upwards to $70,000 days before and were trying to recoup some of that capital.
However, victims have since recanted their statements in the case, leaving police with nowhere else to turn. Now, in documents and videos obtained by the New York Daily News, there may have been a financial incentive.
DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar allegedly paid witnesses up to $55,000 combined
Police have come across videos and social media posts that could implicate both men of bribing witnesses to avoid prosecution. Four men have since gone on the record saying Dunbar and Baker supplied the funds.
"Per the New York Daily News: The explosive warrant, obtained as a public record from the Broward County (Fla.) Clerk of Courts, seeks access to iCloud accounts associated with Baker and Dunbar. The warrant cites evidence collected through previous warrants, which includes video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco."
Dunbar is implicated in this through his lawyer, who allegedly took part in the payoffs of victims on his behalf. Per police, payoffs allegedly took place in an elevator, where representatives of both athletes would give the victims a black bag stuffed with money. If true, this is straight out of a crime movie.
Baker’s Instagram DMs aren’t doing him any favors, either.
Per Pat Leonard, the Giants are already wavering on their commitment to Baker, which was hanging on by a thread after the initial armed robbery allegations came to light. Dunbar, meanwhile, was just acquired via trade by the Seahawks this offseason.
We’ll have more on this case as it becomes available.