Former UGA football cornerback Deandre Baker was recently accused of armed robbery. As that case falls apart, a new case involving the lawyers of Baker’s alleged accomplice forms.
While defending former Florida Gator defensive back Quinton Dunbar in the ongoing armed robbery case, attorney Michael Grieco allegedly posted screenshots of text messages and photos that imply fomer UGA football player Deandre Baker attended and participated in an illegal gambling party at a hotel in Miami.
The Twitter post has Baker’s attorney’s heated. One of Baker’s attorneys, Patrick Patel, told the New York Post he plans on filing a lawsuit against Grieco for libel and slander. Patel called the post “deceitful.”
The party is where Baker and Dunbar reportedly lost around $70,000, creating a motive for their alleged armed robbery just days later. Grieco posted screenshots of text messages sent to Dunbar that seem to prove his absence from the party, and thus, without a motive for armed robbery.
The photo included in the screenshot is of a man sitting at a table with a large stack of cash and another man standing with a smaller stack of cash. The man standing was supposedly Baker. However, Patel claims the man in the photo looks nothing like Baker based on the size of the man’s arms and his tattoos.
Patel went on to claim he has video evidence proving Baker was not at the gambling party and he said Baker left the residence where the alleged robbery occurred after hearing a “ruckus” from elsewhere in the residence.
Baker and Dunbar recently pleaded not guilty of the armed robbery charges. The case remains ongoing, but recent developments suggest the case against the two NFL players is breaking down.
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