One of the strangest stories of the offseason took another turn on Friday afternoon.
Michael Grieco, the attorney for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, reached out to members of the media on Friday to say he has affidavits from five witnesses exonerating Dunbar of involvement in the armed robbery that resulted in an arrest warrant put out for Dunbar on Thursday.
Just spoke with Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar's attorney, Michael Grieco, who says he has sworn affidavits from 5 witnesses that say Dunbar was not involved in the alleged armed robbery this week. Grieco says Miramar PD is still insisting that Dunbar turn himself in. More coming:— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 15, 2020
Speaking with David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, Grieco continued his defense of his client saying, “I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity.”
Grieco added to Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640, “I can’t believe Miramar PD did a virtual touchdown dance without investigating further.”
This comes just a day after Miramar Police tweeted news of the arrest warrants for Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, tagging the Seahawks and Giants while doing so.
(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
(2/2) Firearm. Charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 13, 2020 in Miramar. A copy of the warrant and affidavit can be located at: https://t.co/uG5qWq97rX pic.twitter.com/fDm1YkOuTR— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) May 14, 2020
The attached affidavit included conflicting reports from witnesses as to whether Dunbar was armed or not.
As Cameron Wolfe of ESPN added, Miramar Police still insist Dunbar turns himself in. Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reached out to the department after news broke of the conflicting witness reports.
Just spoke with Miramar P.D. once again:— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) May 15, 2020
“If anyone wants to walk into the Miramar P.D. & share something that contradicts the details in our warrant, they’re more than welcome to do so.”
They have four victims who provided sworn statements under oath about what transpired.
As of now, neither Dunbar or Baker have turned themselves into Miramar Police. As the past two days have taught us, there is more to come on this story.