At 8:30 a.m Thursday morning, new Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar was on a video conference call with reporters discussing his excitement to be a part of the team in Seattle after an offseason trade from the Washington Redskins.
There was no hint given from Dunbar that he had allegedly been involved in an armed robbery less than 24 hours earlier that saw an arrest warrant issued by the Miramar, Florida Police Department on Thursday night. Dunbar, and New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, have been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker has also been charged with four additional counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
The arrest warrants being issued waw first reported by TMZ.
"We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information. We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities," the Seahawks said in a statement.
According to the police report issued by the Miramar P.D., Baker, Dunbar and a third assailant robbed four individuals of their valuables, mainly watches, and cash at a party at a local residence on Wednesday night. The incident is said to have occurred just before midnight local time.
Witness accounts in the report varied as to whether Dunbar had a firearm. At least one witness said Dunbar was in possession of a semi-automatic firearm.
The incident supposedly flared up while attendees were playing card games, video games and gambling. An angered Baker flipped over the card table and pulled out weapons with Baker even instructing the third participant in the robbery to shoot one of the attendees. No shots were fired but the trio made off with over $70,000 worth of estimated cash and valuables.
Dunbar gave no indication in speaking with reporters Thursday morning that anything was amiss. He spoke with reporters that cover the Seahawks approximately 12 hours after the alleged incident took place Wednesday night. He said he felt wanted by the Seahawks and spoke with eagerness about how he viewed his fit in Seattle's defense.
However, this incident could derail any chance Dunbar has of making it to the field with Seattle should the events detailed in the police report be corroborated.
Seattle acquired Dunbar in trade from Washington in March in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.
Photo Credit: LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 24: Quinton Dunbar #23 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after intercepting a pass by Jeff Driskel #2 of the Detroit Lions in the second half at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)