Publisher's note: This informational nugget was sent to me by Ben Shapiro, who represents the Daily Wire, and since this is one of the most topical news events, it should be published on BCN.
The author of this post is Amanda Prestigiacomo.
According to a TMZ Sports
report published Thursday, warrants for NFL players DeAndre Baker, 22, and Quinton Dunbar, 27, have been issued after the duo reportedly robbed fellow partygoers in Miramar, Florida at gunpoint on Wednesday.
"Law enforcement confirms NY Giants cornerback Deandre Baker (the 30th overall pick in 2019) is facing 4 charges of armed robbery and 4 charges of aggravated assault with a firearm,"
TMZ reported Thursday evening. "Seattle Seahawks corner Quinton Dunbar is facing 4 counts of armed robbery."
"We are aware of the situation,"
the New York Giants said in a statement, reported NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. "We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time."
The two men were reportedly at a cookout, playing cards and video games, when an argument broke out. This allegedly triggered Baker to whip out a semi-automatic firearm, and things escalated from there.
"Cops say the men began to rob party guests ... with Dunbar assisting in taking watches and other valuables at the direction of Baker,"
TMZ reports. "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 actually shot."
"Law enforcement says the men made out with more than $7,000 in cash - along with several valuable watches including an $18,000 Rolex watch, a $25,000 Hublot and a pricey Audemars Piguet timepiece,"
It's unclear if Dunbar had a gun, as well. "There are conflicting reports from witnesses about whether Dunbar was armed with a gun - some say he was, others say he was not," the report noted.
"One witness told cops they had met Baker and Dunbar at a party a few days earlier in Miami - at which the NFL players had 'lost' around $70,000,"
reports TMZ. "Our sources tell us the men had 'lost' the money in high-stakes card games and other forms of gambling."
It's also unclear if the successful NFL players planned the robbery. "According to cops, some people at the party believe it was a planned robbery because when the 3 men were done taking valuables, there were 3 getaway cars strategically positioned to 'expedite an immediate departure,'"
the outlet reports.
The getaway cars apparently included a Lamborghini, a Mercedes-Benz and a BMW.
According to Spotrac
, "Quinton Dunbar signed a 3 year, $5,700,000 contract with the Washington Redskins, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,900,000. In 2020, Dunbar will earn a base salary of $3,250,000 and a roster bonus of $171,875, while carrying a cap hit of $3,421,875."