Seattle Seahawks

Quinton Dunbar is set to appeal placement on the commissioner exempt list

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar wants to play football this year.

Dunbar, following in the footsteps of New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, is set to appeal his placement on the Commissioner’s exempt list.

Both Dunbar and Baker were placed on the list on Monday, ahead of the start of training camps across the league this week.

The two players have both been accused of committing armed robbery from an incident at a house party back in May in Miramar, Florida.

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The case itself involving Dunbar and Baker is a bit of a mess altogether. The victims of said robbery supposedly signed affidavits after the incident claiming that Dunbar was never involved, to begin with. 

Days later, a warrant was issued in the case alleging that there was some evidence that the individuals of the robbery were later paid off in exchange for their recanted testimonial at the law offices of Dunbar’s former attorney, Michael Grieco.

Grieco denied the notation and then parted ways with Dunbar. Dunbar is now being represented by his new attorney, Andrew Rier.

Although this mess with Dunbar is still looming around, he technically was never formally charged for this incident.

 

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Dunbar’s attorney spoke with Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, stating that they will use that reasoning to appeal Dunbar from being on the exempt list.

My client has been arrested. My client has not been indicted. My client has not been formally charged. The letter that the NFL issued indicates specifically that the reason that DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar are exempt is because they’ve been formally charged. They have not.

Dunbar has been cleared to travel by the courts to Seattle for training, but until we hear back from his appeal to the commissioner, he will just have to wait until he gets the go-ahead to officially be with the Seahawks on the field.

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