Deandre Baker told by Giants to stay away from virtual meetings
The only way NFL players have been able to work with their teammates this offseason is via virtual calls and video chats, but New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker has been told to stay away from those for the time being.
Baker and fellow NFL cornerback Quinton Dunbar were arrested this week and charged with multiple counts of armed robbery. They were both released on bond Sunday, but Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants have told Baker he should stay away from virtual workouts and meetings while his legal issues play out.
NEW: DeAndre Baker has been told to stay away from the #Giants’ virtual meetings for the time being and focus on his legal issues, according to a source familiar with the club’s thinking.
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) May 17, 2020
Baker posted $200,000 bond on Sunday morning and Dunbar posted $100,000. The judge used a simple formula of $25,000 per charge, and Baker is facing four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar is facing four counts of armed robbery. The terms of the release state that neither player is permitted to leave the state of Florida.
Baker and Dunbar have been accused of robbing victims at a party in Florida of expensive watches and cash and making a getaway in luxury vehicles that were waiting outside the party. One witness said Dunbar and Baker lost roughly $70,000 at a party in Miami a few days earlier. Another witness said Baker and another man flipped over a table and brandished firearms and began to rob those in attendance of cash and watches at the party in Miramar on Wednesday night.
Attorneys for both Dunbar and Baker insist the men are innocent, and they claim to have testimony from multiple witnesses that proves it.