NFL Player Charged With Four Counts of Armed Robbery
On Friday, New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was formally charged with our counts of robbery with a firearm, Florida officials announced.
If convicted, Baker could face a minimum of ten years and up to life in prison. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar was also arrested in the incident, but was not charged due to “insufficient evidence,” according to Broward County prosecutors.
Fox News reports that Baker and Dunbar were allegedly at a cookout in May when a fight broke out. Baker allegedly pulled out a handgun, according to the arrest warrant. The robbery included an $18,000 Rolex watch, a $25,000 Hublot and an Audemars Piguet, according to police.
Fox further reports that authorities said that “some people at the party believed it was a planned robbery because there were three getaway cars strategically positioned to ‘expedite an immediate departure’ after they were done taking certain valuables.” The two football players were also accused of paying off the victims.
Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, has denied the allegations and told ESPN in July that he submitted affidavits from witnesses who said that Baker is innocent. Baker reportedly passed a lie detector test as well.
This will be an interesting development. Stay tuned.