MIRAMAR, Fla. – On Thursday morning, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar spoke to reporters during a virtual news conference.
“I just hope to repay them with the way I carry myself as a person,” Dunbar said of his new team.
Hours later, detectives were labeling him and New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker as fugitives. The two NFL players are facing charges in an alleged $71,100 robbery during a party that involved gambling in Broward County.
Police say they have no word on if or when the players will be turning themselves in.
According to the Miramar Police Department, Baker, 22, and a man known as “Shy” flipped over the game table and pulled out firearms during the party on Wednesday in Miramar.
Dunbar, 27, and two others rushed to steal from their victims, police said.
One of the victims told police officers he had met Baker and Dunbar during a recent party in Miami where the two NFL players had “lost about $70,000,” according to the arrest warrant.
Aside from about $10,000 in cash, detectives are also accusing them of stealing three luxury watches: a $17,500 Audemars Piguet, a $18,000 Rolex and a $25,000 Hublot. The group also allegedly took a $600 imitation of a Richard Mille and fled in a Mercedes-Benz, a Lamborghini and a BMW.
A witness told police officers the drivers had parked the cars in a way that made it easy for them to quickly get away, according to the arrest warrant.
Baker faces four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm and Dunbar faces four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Dunbar, who was just traded to the Seattle Seahawks for the final year of his contract, was set to make about $3.5 million this year.
The Seahawks’ released a statement: “We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and are still gathering information. We will defer all further comments to league investigators and local authorities.”
Baker was supposed to be starting his second year of a four-year rookie contract with the Giants worth $10.5 million.
Statement from a @Seahawks Spokesperson:— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) May 15, 2020
We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information. We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities.
(1/2) A warrant to arrest has been issued for Deandre Baker, of the @Giants (four counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.) Quinton Dunbar of the @Seahawks also has a warrant to arrest for four counts of Armed Robbery with a pic.twitter.com/vDDWMjYDaO— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) May 14, 2020