SJ - August 7, 2020
New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker has been charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm. This is the latest chapter in a crazy story stemming from an alleged armed robbery at a cookout.
Baker is facing a lengthy prison sentence if he's found guilty. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who was allegedly present at the time of the robbery, will not be charged due to insufficient evidence.
New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker is being prosecuted on four counts of robbery with a firearm, per Broward State attorney Mike Satz. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison.
Baker originally was charged with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The decision to prosecute came almost three months after the incident in Miramar, Fla.
Broward prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar because of insufficient evidence. However, Dunbar could still face a suspension based on recent NFL precedent. The league suspended Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed six games last year over a 2017 incident in which he was neither arrested nor charged due to insufficient evidence, the same reason prosecutors declined to charge Dunbar.
Athletes make the worst alleged criminals. He might be able to avoid a lengthy prison sentence, but his NFL career is very much up in the air right now.
Here's some advice. If you're a professional athlete hire security and leave your fucking guns at home.