The attorneys for Seahawks defensive back Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker have denied allegations their clients took part in an armed robbery Wednesday night in South Florida — and claim to have witness statements to back them up.
Dunbar's attorney, Michael Greico, told The Miami Herald that five witnesses have signed sworn affidavits claiming his client was not involved. Greico said the witnesses are the same ones police in Miramar, Fla., interviewed before issuing arrest warrants for the two players on Thursday.
"All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent," Greico said.
Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues told the Herald the department would "welcome" the witnesses to come to police headquarters if they have changed their stories. Rues said the five people, whom she described as four victims and a witness, identified Dunbar under oath.
Baker's attorney, Bradford Cohen, posted on Instagram that his firm has "had affidavits from several witnesses that also dispute the allegations and exculpate our client."
Dunbar and Baker remained at large more than 24 hours after the warrants were issued. They're each wanted on four counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker has also been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Miramar police claimed in their request for warrants that Baker, Dunbar and a third man stole cash and jewelry from people at a cookout the three men were attending. The robbery occurred after a dispute involving Baker broke out, police said. The total value of items stolen is estimated at $73,500, per the warrant application.
Baker allegedly directed Dunbar to assist in the robbery and ordered the third man, who was wearing a red mask, to shoot a person who was entering the gathering. No shots were fired, police said.