Quinton Dunbar thought he was in the clear after rejoining the Seattle Seahawks after they found insufficient evidence on him in an armed robbery case involving fellow NFL player Deandre Baker.
Unfortunately for him, Dunbar was back in the news this week after he was released by the Giants and new text messages have surfaced.
It was way back in May when both players would be named prime suspects in an armed robbery case in Florida where they were said to have stole watches and money from the victims of the robbery. Both had arrest warrants issued for their possible involvement in the incident. Dunbar was found not guilty due to insufficient evidence in the case against him, but Dunbar would face four counts of armed robbery.
However, text messages from Dominic Johnson—a witness in the case—were unveiled on Tuesday and it showed him reiterating that he saw a payoff between Baker and Dunbar’s victims, telling them to recant their statements.
“Johnson also allegedly oversaw a payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 in exchange for signing an affidavit recanting their statements about the Seahawks player’s involvement. This allegedly occurred at the Miami office of Dunbar’s former attorney Michael Grieco. Johnson also signed an affidavit recanting his original testimony, according to Grieco.”
A victim in the case said that Dunbar was directing the robbery, which is contradictory to what was discovered in the investigation.
“Dunbar was “directing them to take people(‘s) stuff … He was telling them, to get that watch … as they were taking people(’s) stuff,” said one victim. Another, asked by a detective who was behind the alleged robbery, replied, “Both of those ballplayers.”
“Bra how about Dre them just robbed the dice game. Dunbar told them n—–s do that,” Johnson allegedly wrote in a group text on May 14 at 1 a.m.”
One of the text recipients wrote Johnson that he assumed Dunbar and Baker would let their friends do the robbing and pull the weapons — or “hammers.”
“Dre had up the hammers I don’t owe nobody nothing Dre saying he gone give they bread back,” Johnson replied.
Despite the texts, Dunbar is preparing to play Seattle’s Week 1 contest versus the Atlanta Falcons.
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