MIRAMAR, Fla. — Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar issued a statement Sunday, via his lawyer, after he was released on $100,000 bond from the Broward County Jail a day after he turned himself in on armed robbery charges.
“I would like to thank all my fans for their support and apologize to the Seahawks organization for any unnecessary distractions that these allegations against me may have caused,” Dunbar said.
Also charged in the incident was New York Giants defender DeAndre Baker, who was released after posting a $200,000 bond. He was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in the Wednesday incident.
Both players were attending a cookout when a fight broke out. According to the warrant, Baker pulled out a handgun.
Witnesses told investigators that Dunbar, Baker and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables.
However, the players’ lawyers say they have witnesses who will clear them.
Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Grieco, tweeted a statement Saturday morning after his client was taken into custody.
Grieco told the Miami Herald on Friday that five witnesses have signed sworn affidavits that exonerate his client from any involvement in the armed robbery.
Grieco told the Herald he presented the affidavits on Friday to the Broward State Attorney’s Office, but prosecutors still required that Dunbar turn himself in.
Greico criticize the Miramar Police Department for tweeting about the warrant and tagging the Seahawks’ handle.
“I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity,” Grieco said.
The Seahawks released the following statement on Dunbar Thursday night, not long after the warrant for his arrest was issued:
The Seahawks acquired Dunbar in a trade with the Washington Redskins in March.
In four seasons in Washington, Dunbar played in 58 games and recorded nine interceptions with 35 passes defended.
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