Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker is facing serious charges for armed robbery and aggravated assault stemming from an incident in the Miami area — charges that could land him in jail and end his football career.
Baker’s attorney, though, says “we believe our client is innocent of any charges,’’
The Miramar Fla. Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Baker, Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and another man after an incident late Wednesday night. Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault.
Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Grieco, told the Miami Herald he has affidavits from five witnesses saying Dunbar was not involved.
Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, issued a statement Friday night on his Instagram account casting doubt on the authenticity of the police report.
“I want to thank @miramarpd for being professional in regards to surrendering and issues with the case. We understand that the officers can only base warrants on what was told to them at the time. We have had affidavits from several witnesses that also dispute the allegations and exculpate our client. Our investigator has had them for some time. We would have rather presented them to the court at the proper time, rather than in the media, but in this day and age, people rush to judgement. Where some seek publicity, we seek justice. I look forward to moving this case forward to proper conclusion, as we believe our client is innocent of any charges.’’
As of Friday night, Baker had not yet turned himself in to police.
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