Police: Giants, Seahawks players accused of armed robbery

The items taken included cash and several watches, including an $18,000 Rolex and a $25,000 Hublot, according to a police report.


Police in South Florida say arrest warrants have been issued for two NFL players.

Multiple witnesses accused the New York Giants' DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks' Quinton Dunbar of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday.

Baker's lawyer said Saturday the 22-year-old cornerback turned himself in. After a Saturday arrest, Baker is being held in jail, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Attorney Michael Grieco, Dunbar's lawyer, also said Saturday that the 27-year-old cornerback also turned himself in. Grieco said the warrant was based on "uncorroborated witness statements that have since been recanted."

Baker and Dunbar were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said.

Grieco said Friday he has five signed affidavits from witnesses that exonerate his client in an armed robbery.

Grieco told The Associated Press that the five witnesses attested that Dunbar was not involved in the robbery. Grieco previously said the affidavits were presented to prosecutors in Broward County.

“Law enforcement and the state attorney's office are both now aware that my client is innocent,” Greico previously said.

Baker's attorney also shared a similar statement on social media, saying, "We have had affidavits from several witnesses that also dispute the allegations and exculpate our client."

Baker allegedly pointed a gun at an attendee of a party and directed two people to take money and valuables from other attendees, according to a police report.

Dunbar allegedly assisted Baker in taking people’s money and valuables.

The items taken included at least $12,400 in cash and several watches, including an $18,000 Rolex and a $25,000 Hublot, according to a police report.

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

Baker and Dunbar are both from Miami.

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

The Seahawks said previously they were aware of the situation and were deferring comment to the league and local investigators.

Dunbar spent Thursday morning 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 on the video conference.

The Associated Press and Hearst TV contributed to this report.