The Quinton Dunbar-DeAndre Baker armed robbery case has taken another weird turn.
One of Baker’s attorney’s, Patrick G. Patel, announced he plans to pursue legal action against Michael Grieco, the lawyer of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar.
Patel is fuming following a tweet from Grieco on Wednesday night that included a screenshot of a text which exonerates Dunbar of attending a gambling party that might have been a motive for robbery. The post, however, indicates Baker was gambling earlier in the week before the incident occurred.
1/2 If, according to the accusers, our client Quinton Dunbar lost a bunch of money earlier in the week at some gambling party (suggesting he had motive)..why did the organizer text Dunbar about not knowing about the prior party and what went down? Answer: because he wasn’t there. pic.twitter.com/X5em5EmQRB— Michael Grieco (@Mike_Grieco) May 20, 2020
2/2 So, did the “victims” accuse the wrong guy of robbery or did they fabricate this motive just like they did the whole rest of the case? Good thing I can account for Quinton’s whereabouts all 3 days prior to the alleged robbery for good measure.— Michael Grieco (@Mike_Grieco) May 20, 2020
Patel said he plans sue Grieco for libel/slander.
"The text is complete bulls–t. Read the text. You can say anybody is that person,” Patel told the New York Post. "Wasn't it everybody's bulls–t at the beginning that my client Baker lost $70,000? Now go read the text. The text is saying Baker won $10,000. So, what are we doing?''
The police report filed on May 13 in Miramar, Florida stated witnesses told police Baker brandished a firearm while instructing two other people, including Dunbar, to steal valuables and money from people attending a house party.
One of those witnesses also told police that he’d met both Dunbar and Baker at a different gathering a few days earlier in Miami, in which they lost about $70,000 in a high stakes card game.
While the two players’ lawyers aren’t playing nice, Baker and Dunbar are said to still be friends. Both NFL players surrendered to the police department and Dunbar was released from Broward County jail on $100,000 bail.
Greico has maintained Dunbar, who was acquired by the Seahawks in a trade with the Washington Redskins in March, is not guilty. He claims to have signed affidavits affirming Dunbar’s innocence.
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