As if this situation couldn’t get any more strange, now it has been reported that DeAndre Baker wasn’t involved in the armed robbery.
New York Giants cornerback, DeAndre Baker, was issued an arrest warrant after he was reportedly involved in an armed robbery in Miramar, Florida on May 13th. NOW, Baker’s lawyer is saying the former first-round pick out of Georgia was not involved in the incident.
Baker’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, says that he has affidavits from several witnesses that go against what was first reported and that Baker was not involved in the robbery. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, but this certainly puts an interesting twist on this situation.
If what Cohen says is true, this would mean the Giants would be able to keep Baker and we could see him help the Giants in their secondary moving forward. The Giants are set to have a far improved secondary in 2020 with the addition of several new players including James Bradberry and Xavier McKinney.
Losing Baker would be a large loss due to the fact that he started in 15 of the Giants’ 16 games in 2019 and was set to be a starter once again once the 2020 season starts. However, if what Baker is accused of turns out to be true, he will likely never play a down of football ever again.
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Baker’s alleged accomplice in the armed robbery was Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Quinton Dunbar. Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Grieco, has also disputed the charges against Dunbar and has said he was not involved.
The question is, if neither Baker nor Dunbar was involved in the armed robbery, then how could this story have gotten so out of control without it coming out that neither were involved until two days later?
Baker and Dunbar both face four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. If they are convicted on these charges, they could be facing a prison sentence of anywhere from three years, to life in prison.
If this is the case and both Baker and Dunbar are convicted of the charges they face, they will undoubtedly never play another down of NFL football again.
We will continue to update you on the latest news involving DeAndre Baker as updates become available.