In this video, NorbCam reacts to the investigation plot twist that Quinton Dunbar and DeAndre Baker are victims of extortion.
According to an interview with the Seattle Times, Michael Grieco, the lawyer for Seattle Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar, denied an allegation that he helped orchestrate payouts to four victims in an armed-robbery case to convince them to change their stories. Instead, Grieco alleges that Dunbar and New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker are victims of an extortion plot by the four victims who allege that the two NFL players robbed them of up to $73,000 cash and jewelry at gunpoint in Miramar, Florida on May 13th.
The New York Daily News initially reported that Grieco helped facilitate the $55,000 payout to the four witnesses to get them to sign sworn affidavits alleging that they were recanting their stories of the robbery and stating that Dunbar was innocent.
Grieco said his office obtained what he called “truthful” affidavits and instead described this latest bizarre twist in this investigation as the latest attempt to extort the two players.
“Law enforcement, both local and federal, was advised from day one and beyond that the alleged ‘victims’ in this case were actively extorting Baker and Dunbar,” Grieco stated. “These men fabricated a robbery story after waiting an hour to call police and then immediately began contacting the players demanding money.
“My office obtained accurate and truthful affidavits consistent with the independent witness and my client’s account. These ‘victims’ are seasoned career criminals who have been arrested and/or convicted of crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, to human trafficking, to filing a false police report. Mr. Dunbar took and passed a polygraph confirming that he did not participate or witness any robbery.”
The Daily News reports that unnamed team sources stated the Giants might soon cut Baker.
So far, there is no indication of the Seahawks considering cutting Dunbar, who faces lesser charges in the incident.