FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two NFL players and several accusations that the men stole cash and watches ended up with two very different legal outcomes.
New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was formally charged Friday with four counts of robbery with a firearm in an incident from a May party in Miramar, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz announced.
Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, citing insufficient evidence.
“I just want to thank God, thank my family, my defense team, may agent and most definitely Seattle for being in my corner this whole ride,” Dunbar said Friday afternoon. “I’m just looking forward to moving on with my life.”
Miramar police had said Baker, 22, and another man flipped over a game table and pulled out firearms during the party on May 13.
Baker is accused of stealing cash and watches from four men. If convicted, prosecutors say the punishment for robbery with a firearm is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison.
Dunbar, 28, and two others were accused of stealing from their victims, police said at the time.
Baker surrendered to jail May 16 and was released on bond. His next court date is not yet available.
Yet both facing career impacts explains @DavidSWeinstein #SoundOn One NFL player faces charges in Miramar robbery, other won’t * Prosecutors charge Giants' DeAndre Baker, decline to charge Seahawks' Quinton Dunbar https://t.co/5WleJHtoko pic.twitter.com/NLXIGhQIYK— Christina Vazquez (@CBoomerVazquez) August 7, 2020