DeAndre Baker Beats Armed Robbery Rap After Alleged Victims’ Lawyer Charged for Extortion

DeAndre Baker, a cornerback formerly with the New York Giants and Georgia Bulldogs, is facing armed robbery charges in connection with a case in the Miami area last summer. Now, the attorney for the alleged victims is being charged with extortion in connection with the case. Per Jordan Ranaan of ESPN, Broward County is dropping their charges against Baker.

Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News details the extortion charges:

Baker, a first round pick for the Giants, and Seahawks defensive back Quinton Dunbar were arrested in May for allegedly stealing over $70,000 in cash and jewelry from people at a party in Miramar. Baker was accused of ordering a man in a mask to shoot one of the party guests, though the man in a mask did not comply. Baker was charged in August, but prosecutors dropped the charges against Dunbar. Baker was subsequently released by the Giants.

Last week, three of the four alleged victims in the case recanted their statements against Baker.

What a wild case this has all turned out to be.

Update: Baker’s attorney weighs in:

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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