Quinton Dunbar’s armed robbery allegations: A chronological timeline
The last 24 hours surrounding Quinton Dunbar have certainly been a rollercoaster.
In March, the Seattle Seahawks traded a fifth round pick for the then Washington Redskins cornerback.
However, the question now becomes if or when Dunbar will ever touch the field in a Seahawks uniform following reports of his actions (or perhaps no action) in the previous 24 hours.
The story has taken some weird turns.
Swipe through for a detailed timeline of everything that has occurred up to this point…
Late Wednesday evening, May 13 or early morning May 14th
Dunbar and Giants corner DeAndre Baker reportedly attended a cookout on Wednesday night in Miramar, Florida.
When an argument broke out, Baker pulled out a semi-automatic firearm. He then reportedly ordered Dunbar to start collecting watches and other valuables from attendees. Cops say they made off with more than $7,000 in cash and upwards of $50k in watches and other jewelry.
Dunbar's Zoom call with Seattle media
8 AM (PT) Thursday May 14th
Hours after the robbery, in which he was yet to be publicly implicated in, Dunbar met with the Seattle media for the first time.
Dunbar explained that the “respect level” was different in Seattle. “You just want to feel wanted,” he said via Zoom call. “Them guys made it their job to trade for me, and that’s good enough for me. I just hope to repay them with how I carry myself as a person.” Dunbar said he sees Seattle as a perfect fit, both from a culture and a schematic standpoint.
“I feel like their defense is who I am.”
The TMZ article
10 AM (PT) Friday May 15th
Just hours after his availability with the Seattle media, as some local sports writers were still working on Dunbar's new beginning with the Seahawks, TMZ dropped the bombshell article.
From the report:
Cops say Baker and Dunbar were allegedly hanging at a cookout -- playing cards and video games -- when an argument broke out and Baker whipped out a semi-automatic firearm. Cops say the men began to rob party guests ... with Dunbar assisting in taking watches and other valuables at the direction of Baker. 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.
Per TMZ, there are conflicting reports about whether or not Dunbar was armed. Some witnesses said he was, others said he wasn't. Neither player is currently in custody.
You can read the full TMZ report here.
Seahawks release their statement
5:11pm (PT) Thursday May 14th
Following the release of the allegations against Baker and Dunbar, the Seattle Seahawks released the following statement
“We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information. We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities.”
Dunbar’s lawyer statement
1:33pm (PT) Friday, May 15th
Nearly a day after allegations of his participation in a jewelry heist, Dunbar's side of the story is coming out. His defense attorney Michael Greico spoke publicly on Friday refuting the details of the warrant. According to Greico, he's acquired five signed sworn affidavits from witnesses that indicate Dunbar was not involved in the robbery. It sounds like Dunbar was still in attendance but that he didn't take part with Baker and potentially others.
“All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent,” Greico told the Miami Herald.
Greico has turned in the statements into the Broward State Attorney’s Office, but prosecutors still want Dunbar to turn himself in.
As of 2:30 p.m. PT on Friday afternoon, Dunbar is yet to be put in custody.
Everything from both sides should be taken with a grain of salt by this point. However, as Greico stated emphatically, it is odd that Miramar Police posted the warrant while tagging the Seahawks and Giants official Twitter accounts.
“I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity,” Greico said.
Miramar response to Dunbar lawyer
2:50pm (PT) Friday May 15th
Following Dunbar’s lawyer’s statement regarding the sworn testimony of those at the scene of the robbery that he says exonerates his client, a Miramar police spokesperson released the following statement to NBCSNW Seahawks Insider Joe Fann:
“If anyone wants to walk into the Miramar P.D. & share something that contradicts the details in our warrant, they’re more than welcome to do so.”
What’s going to happen next?
The story continues to be developing. Dunbar has not turned himself into police and the story has gotten somewhat more complicated with the different witness testimonies.
DeAndre Baker has not yet broken his silence and we do not know his side of the story.
But here’s Joe Fann’s main takeaway from the Quinton Dunbar arrest:
“The only thing that would have made this go away for him was an alibi that he wasn't in attendance. Conflicting witness statements means that we may not have any clarity or resolution to the situation for quite some time.”
This story is updating…