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Former Georgia cornerback DeAndre Baker was the first-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Report: DeAndre Baker charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm

ATHENS — Former Georgia football All-American DeAndre Baker has been charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm, according to the New York Daily News.

If Baker is convicted, the punishment for a robbery involving a firearm is a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years in prison and up to life in state prison.

The charges stem from an alleged incident that occurred on May 13 in Miramar, Fla.

RELATED: Attorney disputes Baker charges, threatens legal action

According to the Miramar Police Department arrest warrant, Baker and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Quinton Dunba were at a house party when Baker allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and began pointing it at a guest after an argument broke out.

The warrant stated the 22-year-old Baker 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 a person, but there was no mention of shots fired.

According to the New York Daily News, prosecutors declined to charge Quinton Dunbar, citing insufficient evidence.

 

Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, said on his Instagram the Broward District Attorney’s office operated with “hypocrisy” in charging Baker.

“We will now expose the hypocrisy at the case filing level, the way the office of the state attorney “teamed up” with these convicted felons and offered them to come in and explain why they changed their stories multiple times without fear of prosecution,” Cohen penned. “That they were tipped off that we were reporting the extortion…. ”

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Disgusting and no I won't hold back on behalf of this young man. To charge a young man based on admitted liars testimony is why we need a change in Broward from the old guard. I implore you all to go out and vote. Don't waste your vote. There are candidates that will change the landscape of how the judicial system works. We will now expose the hypocrisy at the case filing level, the way the office of the state attorney "teamed up" with these convicted felons and offered them to come in and explain why they changed their stories multiple times without fear of prosecutuon. That they were tipped off that we were reporting the extortion. The case filier in this case looked for anyway possible and in disagreement with his colleagues to charge this case. I will be giving a more formal statement on that process. #justicereform #judticeforsome #deandrebaker

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Baker and Dunbar, both out of bond pending the investigation, were placed on the NFL Commissioner’s Exempt List on July 27.

Players on the commissioner’s exempt list are not allowed to practice with the team nor attend games, though teams can grant them permission to take part in some activities.

RELATED: What being on the NFL commissioner’s exempt list means

The Giants, however, did not grant him any permissions to be around the team, so he was not welcome to report last month, per the New York Daily News.

Baker was a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after he won the Thorpe Award as collegiate football’s best defensive back during the 2018 season.

Baker ended his Georgia career a game early, opting to skip the Bulldogs’ Sugar Bowl game against Texas.

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