Deandre Baker’s attorney, Patrick G. Patel, says the Giants cornerback has officially been released on bond Sunday.
“We sincerely thank all law enforcement for their diligent efforts to uncover the truth herein and sincerely apologize for the distractions that this event has caused to Deandre’s team, teammates and the NFL community during this difficult time in everyone’s life!”
Baker had his bond set at $200,000, which is $25,000 for each of the eight charges he’s facing from last week’s incident, per Dan Duggan.
Baker has a concealed permit for a firearm, which he must surrender within 48 hours. He’s also barred from having any contact with victims or leaving the state of Florida.
The judge did say that that if Baker needs to leave the state for work, he could modify his ruling at a later date.
Baker’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, presented one affidavit from a witness who said that Baker didn’t point a gun at anyone. Baker’s lawyer said he has additional affidavits that he withheld for a “strategic defense issue” if the case goes forward, per Duggan.
Baker turned himself in to police Saturday morning.
Baker and Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar are accused of armed robbery and arrest warrants were issued for them on Thursday.
Baker is specifically facing multiple charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm.
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.