A lawyer for former Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar says that he has testimony from five witnesses who say Dunbar wasn’t involved in an armed robbery this week, but prosecutors still want him jailed, according to the Miami Herald.
Dunbar's lawyer, Michael Grieco, also slammed the Miramar, Fla., police department for tweets sent on Thursday night with the arrest warrant for Dunbar and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, noting that the tweets tagged the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks accounts.
“I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity,” Grieco told the Herald.
In response to Grieco's claims, a public information officer for the Miramar police department told the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard that "we have taped statements, sworn statements from each of the victims that were interviewed separately (four victims, one witness). The affidavit speaks for itself. If the victims have a different story to tell."
Response from Tania Rues, @MiramarPD public information officer: "We have taped statements, sworn statements from each of the victims that were interviewed separately (four victims, one witness). The affidavit speaks for itself. If the victims have a different story to tell ... https://t.co/85MqJW2KKz— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) May 15, 2020
Dunbar and Baker are wanted for armed robbery, stemming from an alleged incident at a barbecue this week when the two NFL players allegedly held up attendees at gunpoint and demanded their luxury watches and cash.
Friday morning a police spokesperson told NBC Sports Northwest’s Joe Fann that Dunbar and Baker had not turned themselves in yet. According to Fann, police said they would be given “a reasonable amount of time” to do so before police begin a more proactive “process.”
I just got off the phone with Miramar Police and was told that Quinton Dunbar and DeAndre Baker are yet to turn themselves in.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) May 15, 2020
They will be given a “reasonable amount of time” to do so before police begin a more proactive “process” of arresting them.
Dunbar was traded to Seattle from Washington in March. In a statement on Thursday, the Seahawks said they were aware of the situation and were gathering information. “We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities,” the team said.
Hours before the warrants were made public, Dunbar spoke to the media in Seattle and spoke about how excited he was for his chance with the Seahawks.
“I know what I can do when I’m on the field,” Dunbar told reporters before the news of the warrant broke on Thursday. “I believe in me. All of that other stuff will take care of itself."
“I feel like I’m at my best right now,” he added. “I’m good to go. I’m 100. I’ve been 100."
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