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NFL Cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar Face Multiple Armed Robbery Charges

Published 05/14/2020, 9:59 PM EDT

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While the Coronavirus pandemic will have caused severe disruptions in the daily lifestyle of several NFL players. However, two of them have even bigger problems to deal with as we move closer to the 2020 NFL season. As per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar have arrest warrants issued against them. 

DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar wanted in connection with robbery and assault

As per the ESPN report, the Miramar police issued a warrant charging Baker with four counts of armed assault with a firearm. In addition to this, he faces a charge of four counts of aggravated robbery again with a firearm. Dunbar however only has a warrant for the armed robbery with a firearm charge. 


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The unfortunate incident took place early on Thursday morning. The cornerbacks were at a party and as per the police report used force to steal cash as well as watches. At the time, Baker and Dunbar were armed with semi-automatic firearms. The former even threatened his victims with the weapon. 


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Both Baker and Dunbar’s NFL franchises, as well as the NFL, have issued statements on the same. 

The NFL too issued a statement regarding the incident.


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As per the police report, the incident occurred all of a sudden. The patrons were playing cards when the 22-year-old Giants cornerback and a person identified as “Shy” flipped the table and brandished firearms. However, nowhere in the report does it state that Dunbar used the firearm to threaten anyone. Instead, it was the New York Giants no. 27 who made the demands for the valuables and threatened victims. 

The report also states the cornerback duo lost $70,000 at another party. Their fans will be dismayed at them thinking of recouping their losses in this manner. This is because they make way more while playing football. 2019 top round pick Baker is on an 8 figure 4-year contract. 


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As per the law, the sentence for a single count of armed robbery while in possession of a firearm is 10 years. What is your take on the issue? Do the players deserve sanctions from their teams for their night’s adventures?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.