Saturday, May 16, 2020

Giants, Seahawks, and Redskins Players Arrested

Dunbar with the Redskins
in 2018
Anyone that knows me, knows I am a huge Washington Redskins and Florida Gators fan. So, when I heard the news that former player of both teams, CB Quinton Dunbar, and CB DeAndre Baker of the New York Giants, were accused of armed robbery on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, I was at a loss of words. Details right now are a little murky, however, after conducting a little research in the matter, it appears both players, along with an unidentified third individual, attempted to rob someone at gunpoint over $12,000 in cash and $63,000 in jewelry in Mirimar, Florida. Baker turned himself in to police Saturday morning and Dunbar soon followed. If convicted, both individuals could be facing four felony charges. Both lawyers, however, have signed affidavits from witnesses to corroborate their innocence.

Dunbar was undrafted in 2015 but was able to find work with the Redskins. In 2018, he agreed to a three-year, $10.50 million contract, which included $5.25 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3 million. However, he was traded in March 2020 to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft. He has recorded nine interceptions and 150 tackles since joining the NFL.

Baker with the Giants in 2019
Baker played for the Georgia Bulldogs and was drafted by the Giants in the 2019 draft, going 30th overall. The Giants saw potential in Baker, as they traded up in the draft, giving the Seahawks the 37th, 132nd, and 142nd picks. As of 2019, Baker has recorded eight pass deflections and 61 tackles. He has been described by some players and coaches as a "handful" during his rookie season and there are questions on his work ethic, attitude, and his character.

In other news, Redskin's newly acquired WR, Cody Latimer, was also arrested over the weekend in Englewood, Colorado after police arrived at an apartment complex where he was located. His charges include assault in the second degree, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and menacing. He has already been bailed out after someone posted the $25,000 needed to bail him out. The Redskins are aware of the situation and have contacted league officials.

This is not the first time Latimer has had his run-in with the law. While playing for the Denver Broncos in 2016, he was arrested after a domestic disturbance call was made by his girlfriend. It was revealed later he was only taken into custody for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear concerning a traffic ticket.

Latimer played with the Giants from 2018-2019
Latimer was drafted by the Broncos in the second round of the 2014 draft, going 56th overall. During his career, he has 70 receptions for 935 yards and six touchdowns. He also on the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. He has also played for the Giants before signing with the Redskins in the offseason. He was considered to be a veteran player to help coach and mentor the rather young Redskins WR corps.

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