The Miramar, Fla., police department issued an arrest warrant for former Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker on four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and four counts of armed robbery on Thursday evening.
Baker played at Georgia from 2015-’18 and was taken in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Baker was also the school’s first Jim Thrope Award winner, which he won as a senior in 2018. Baker is originally from Miami.
According to the arrest warrant, Baker, along with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, were at a house party on the evening of May 13. During the course of the party, which included card playing and video games, an argument broke out. At that point, it is alleged that Baker pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and began pointing it at a guest.
The warrant states that Baker then told two other individuals to take money and valuables from the party guests. The police report in total states that four watches, valued from $600 to $25,000, along with $12,800 in cash were taken.
The arrest warrant also states that someone walked into the party and at that point Baker directed a man in a red mask to shoot person, but there was no mention of any shots being fired.
The police attempted to contact Baker but they have been unsuccessful to this point. Dunbar was also charged with four attempts of armed robbery by the Miramar Police Department. The report alleges that Dunbar and Baker recently attended another party in Miami two days prior and the two had lost $70,000.
The New York Giants released a statement on the matter regarding Baker.
“We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time,” the statement said.
Baker started 15 games for the Giants this past year and recorded 15 tackles. Baker signed a 4-year, $10.5 million deal in 2019 with a $5.6 million signing bonus.