NFL players accused of armed robbery at Florida party

Two NFL players have been accused of armed robbery by multiple witnesses at a party in South Florida.

Police have issued arrest warrants for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, 22, and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, 27, after they attended a barbecue on Wednesday night.

The Miramar Police warrant said a fight broke out and Baker pulled out a handgun.

A warrant is out for Baker's arrest. Pic: Miramar Police
Image:A warrant is out for Baker’s arrest. Pic: Miramar Police

Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing other people at the party of thousands of dollars in cash, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.

Police said the four men then fled the home in three vehicles: a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini and a BMW.

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Witnesses said the vehicles were parked in a way that would make it easy to leave quickly, leading detectives to believe the robbery was planned. No injuries were reported.

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They are wanted on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Baker and Dunbar are both from Miami.

Dunbar is wanted on four counts of armed robbery. Pic: Miramar Police
Image:Dunbar is wanted on four counts of armed robbery. Pic: Miramar Police

Dunbar signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2015 and was traded to the Seahawks in March. He started 11 games last season, making 37 tackles and four interceptions.

“We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information,” the Seahawks said in a statement. “We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities.”

Baker was one of three first-round draft picks the Giants had last season, going as the 30th pick overall out of Georgia. He played in all 16 games, starting 15, recording 61 tackles and no interceptions.

Baker celebrates breaking up a pass during a game in December
Image:Baker celebrates breaking up a pass during a game in December

“We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”

On Thursday morning, Dunbar appeared on a video conference with the Seattle media for the first time since being traded from Washington to the Seahawks in March.

“You just want to feel wanted at the end of the day… I just hope to repay them with the way I carry myself as a person,” Dunbar said.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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