The Quinton Dunbar saga has taken yet another turn, however, it could be the final one of a wild offseason for the cornerback.
Dunbar’s lawyer told the Miami Herald on Friday that Dunbar will not face prosecution in the armed robbery case brought against him, due to insufficient evidence. As a result, the Broward State Attorney’s Office has dropped all charges against Dunbar.
Dunbar’s lawyer, Andrew Rier, had this to say, following news of the charges being dropped: “We’re absolutely delighted that the Broward State Attorney’s Office came to the same conclusion we did: that Quinton Dunbar should never have been arrested. We wish Mr. Dunbar the best of luck.”
While Dunbar will not face prosecution in the case, Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker is another story. Charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm, if convicted Baker will face a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life.
Though Dunbar’s legal matters have concluded, there is still the matter of a league investigation. In late July, Dunbar was placed on the commissioner's exempt list, not only to allow for the legal proceedings to occur but also the league’s investigation. As a result, Dunbar could still face a suspension from the league. The NFL offered a brief statement following news of Dunbar’s charges being dropped, saying, “We have been monitoring all developments in the matter which remains under review.”
Last July, Jarran Reed was suspended six games by the league for a violation of the personal conduct policy. Reed’s suspension stemmed from an incident that saw him neither arrested nor charged.
Regardless of whether Dunbar faces a suspension from the league or not, it’s good news for the Seahawks ahead of the 2020 season.