Former Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker reportedly charged with robbery, facing possibility of life in state prison
DeAndre Baker is reportedly facing some serious legal issues in the state of Florida following an incident that allegedly took place back in May.
If you haven’t been following the case against Baker, the former standout Georgia defensive back, along with fellow NFL defensive back Quinton Dunbar, voluntarily turned themselves into Florida authorities back in May after being accused of taking values and money at gunpoint during a cookout.
Both Baker and Dunbar have pleaded not guilty to all charges back in May but now the Florida State Attorney has filed charges against the current New York Giants defensive back according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.
If convicted of all charges, Baker faces the possibility of life in state prison.
“BREAKING NEWS: #Giants corner DeAndre Baker has been charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm, per Broward State Attorney Mike Satz. If convicted, the punishment for robbery with a firearm is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison,” Leonard posted to Twitter on Friday.
Interestingly, the State Attorney’s office had declined to press charges against Dunbar, who is currently a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Dunbar has not been charged due to insufficient evidence.
The Giants selected Baker with the No. 30 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Baker is currently on the NFL’s commissioner’s exempt list — making him ineligible to see the field for the Giants until further notice.