New Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar is facing serious legal trouble down in Florida.
The Miriam Police Department confirmed on Thursday that an arrest warrant is out for both Dunbar and second-year New York Giants corner DeAndre Baker. Both men are facing four counts of aggravated robbery with a firearm, while Baker has an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
(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
This news was first reported by TMZ Sports. Here are the key details of what allegedly transpired on May 13th:
Cops say Baker and Dunbar were allegedly hanging at a cookout when an argument broke out and Baker whipped out a semi-automatic firearm.
Cops say Dunbar assisted in taking watches and other valuables at the direction of Baker.
At one point, cops say Baker directed a 3rd man — who was wearing a red mask — to shoot someone who had just walked into the party ... but fortunately, no one was shot.
Law enforcement says the men made out with more than $7,000 in cash and valuable watches including an $18,000 Rolex watch, a $25,000 Hublot and a pricey Audemars Piguet timepiece.
Dunbar, who’d previously played for Washington, was acquired by Seattle for a fifth-round pick. He was expected to provide a boost to the Seahawks’ secondary. Literally this morning, one day after the alleged robbery, he did a Zoom call with Seahawks beat reporters and indicated that he’ll be playing on the right outside corner position, which is currently occupied by Tre Flowers.
The Seahawks have yet to issue a statement on this matter, although we’ll provide an update when they do.
Update: Here’s that Seahawks’ official comment.
“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.”
The full warrant and affidavit can be read here, including very specific details on the alleged incident.