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Former Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar released from jail on bond

Former Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar released from jail on bond

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home.

Baker posted a $200,000 bond after a Zoom hearing with Broward Circuit Judge Michael Davis. The New York Giants defender is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in the Wednesday incident.

Dunbar is charged with four felony counts of armed robbery. The Seattle Seahawks player posted a $100,000 bond.

Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators. The players' lawyers say they have witnesses who will clear them.

Baker was one of three first-round draft picks the Giants had last season. He was the 30th pick overall out of Georgia. He played in all 16 games, starting 15. He had 61 tackles and no interceptions.

Dunbar signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2015 and was traded to the Seahawks in March. He started 11 games for the Redskins last season, making 37 tackles and four interceptions.

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If the Redskins change their name, what does that mean for RFK Stadium?

If the Redskins change their name, what does that mean for RFK Stadium?

Check social media and there's a clear split between some Redskins fans that are thrilled about the team possibly changing their name while others are heartbroken. 

What Redskins fans agree upon is that the team needs a new stadium, and when the current lease at FedEx Field expires in 2027, whatever the team is called will likely be playing in a new facility.

But where will it be?

Well, assuming the Redskins do actually change their name, the talks with local governments about a new stadium will change dramatically. Washington owner Dan Snyder has publicly talked about wanting to return to RFK Stadium in D.C., but it's been made clear by numerous politicians that the Redskins won't get a new stadium deal done unless the name gets changed. 

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In the past that meant no stadium. That's changed.

With a new name, RFK could be back on the table. 

It also could mean Maryland and Virginia are able to re-engage with the organization on stadium talks. Both states have interest in a new stadium, and with all of the bureaucratic issues that come with the RFK site sitting on federal land, even with a new name it might still be easier to get a deal done with Maryland or Virginia. Or those states could offer sweeter packages. 

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Here's the truth: Politicians are fickle and go where the wind blows.

The Redskins name made a stadium deal hard for many politicians, and if the name goes, a deal gets easier. It removes a huge hurdle on a massive, multi-billion project, and fewer hurdles means faster progress. 

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How quickly can the Redskins change their name? Nike has something to do with it

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How quickly can the Redskins change their name? Nike has something to do with it

The Washington Redskins announced last week they are undergoing a "thorough review" of its team name and, in all likelihood, a name change is inevitable.

Last week, the organization faced a tremendous amount of public pressure from some of its largest corporate sponsors, such as FedEx, PepsiCo and Nike, to change the name. On Saturday, Washington head coach Ron Rivera said he hopes the team name is changed before the 2020 NFL season.

However, switching the name requires multiple steps, both legally and business-wise. According to CNBC sports business reporter Eric Chemi, a name change before the season is possible, but not without financial losses for some of those same sponsors pressuring Washington to make the move. 

"It's possible - if companies like Nike want to lose a lot of money on the gear they've already made," Chemi said. 

Chemi compared the situation to when athletes themselves decide to change their name and the fallout that comes from that. Companies like Nike and other jersey manufacturers have licenses that prevent players from changing their name or number right before the season.

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When former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson legally changed his last name to 'OchoCinco' in 2008, Reebok, the NFL's jersey manufacturer at the time, did not sell jerseys with 'OchoCinco' on the back for the rest of the year. For Reebok to sell Johnson's new uniform, the wideout would have had to purchase the estimated 100,000 'C. Johnson' jerseys remaining on store shelves in America, according to CNBC.

"We've seen that when athletes change their name, sometimes companies say 'No, we've spent too much money making jerseys with your name already on it,'" Chemi said. "Or, if you want to change your jersey number, 'Sorry, we need a one-year heads up on that.'"

We saw this most recently this past offseason in the NBA when Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis, who had worn No. 23 his entire career prior to the deal, was expected to be gifted that number by LeBron James, who planned to switch back to the No. 6 he wore when he was a member of the Miami Heat.

Davis was unable to get No. 23, as Nike prevented the switch from happening because it was past the March 15 deadline. Davis ultimately decided to wear No. 3 this season, with James keeping his original No. 23.

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Currently, there is still plenty of Redskins gear on store shelves across the country. Although Nike has removed Washington's gear from its website, the company still makes money when its product is purchased through the team or other manufacturers that sell Nike products.

Nike released a statement last Friday saying it was "pleased" that the Redskins organization was moving forward to change its name. And if the company is comfortable with losing money by having the name changed, Chemi believes it's a possibility it happens before the 2020 season.

"So, if they're willing to lose a lot of money on stuff they've already made, then sure, maybe they can go ahead in the next month and change the name."

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