Report: Video, DMs implicate Baker, Dunbar in paying off robbery victims
Police obtained video footage and direct messages suggesting that a friend of New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar oversaw the payoff of four alleged victims of an armed robbery, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Baker and Dunbar were charged with armed robbery after witnesses said Baker pointed a gun at party attendees on May 13 and directed two other men, including Dunbar, to take their money and valuables.
The evidence is cited in a search warrant Leonard obtained through a public records request. The warrant is seeking access to iCloud accounts associated with Baker and Dunbar.
According to the warrant, witness Dominic Johnson, who allegedly oversaw the payoff, wrote in an Instagram direct message May 16:
The four alleged victims gave sworn statements that they were paid a combined total of $55,000 to recant their initial statements against Dunbar. One man told police he received $30,000, another said he received $20,000, and the other two split $5,000.
Miramar Police Department detective Mark Moretti also detailed direct messages between Baker and Johnson, who previously told police he'd known both players since they were children.
"Johnson is telling Baker to come to (Dunbar's lawyer's) office," Moretti wrote. "Baker replied, 'Yo I'm in the city now getting cash how much to bring ?? I'm tryna get there too u ASAP.'"
In an Instagram message on May 15, Johnson allegedly wrote: "We all heading to the lawyer now to get the ...
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