Giants CB Deandre Baker Pleads Not Guilty To All Eight Charges In Armed Robbery Case

     

Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports that Giants CB Deandre Baker has pleaded not guilty to all eight charges he’s facing in the armed robbery case.

Slater says there’s no future hearing date scheduled at this time.

Baker is specifically facing four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, stemming from an incident that took place last week. He was released on $200,000 bond on Sunday after turning himself in to place.

Baker’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, presented one affidavit from a witness who said that Baker didn’t point a gun at anyone last weekend. Baker’s lawyer said he has additional affidavits that he withheld for a “strategic defense issue” if the case goes forward.

Baker and Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar are accused of armed robbery and arrest warrants were issued for them on Thursday. 

The two players were partying in Miramar, FL. on May 13th and were allegedly hanging at a cookout when an argument broke out Baker pulled out a semi-automatic firearm.

Police say Dunbar assisted in taking watches and other valuables at the direction of Baker. In total, Baker allegedly stole $12,400 in cash from four people and four watches ranging in price from $600 to $25,000 worth $61,100 in total.

A witness mentioned that Baker and Dunbar were at another party a few days earlier where they “lost about $70,000” gambling. 

Baker was allegedly wearing a red mask and directed another man to shoot someone who had just walked into the party.

Baker, 22, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2019. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $10,525,716 contract that included a $5,675,064 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up for the 2023 season.

In 2019, Baker appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and recorded 61 tackles, no interceptions and eight passes defended.

We’ll have more regarding Baker as the news is available.

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