On Thursday evening, Miramar Police in South Florida issued an arrest warrant for Dunbar on four counts of armed robbery who, along with Giants corner DeAndre Baker and one other unnamed person, allegedly stole upwards of $50,000 in cash, jewelry and other valuables from attendees at a party. Baker was said to have a semi-automatic firearm during the robbery, and there were inconsistent witness reports as to whether or not Dunbar was armed.
Now following Dunbar's release from jail on Sunday, the Seahawks corner has released a statement via his Instagram surrounding the allegations.
Quinton Dunbar issues a statement on social media. Apologizes to #Seahawks, fans for "unnecessary distractions." Says he's grateful to be on a team that "uphold[s] the credibility of each of its members through adverse situations." pic.twitter.com/nrlOp5IYDX— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) May 18, 2020
I would like to thank all my fans for their support and apologize to the Seattle Seahawks organization for any unnecessary distractions that these allegations against me have caused. In addition, I am very grateful to be [a part] of a team that supports one another and uphold the credibility of each of its members through adverse situations. Moving forward, this entire situation has taught me how to not associate myself with environments that may mischaractierize my values and who I am.
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.
“All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent,” Greico told the Miami Herald.
Seattle acquired Dunbar from the Washington Redskins in exchange for a fifth-round pick at the end of the March leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. In 2019, Dunbar started 11 games for the Redskins, tallying 37 combined tackles, eight passes defended and a career-high four interceptions.
The former Redskin requested a trade in February.
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