Giants' DeAndre Baker Pleads Not Guilty to All Charges

John Healy
May 19, 2020 - 4:16 pm

DeAndre Baker pled not guilty to the eight counts – four of armed robbery with a firearm and four of aggravated assault with a firearm – he is facing in Florida on Monday night.

The Giants cornerback also does not need to submit his firearms to Florida authorities and is allowed to return to New Jersey as soon as it’s “safe to travel up there” after a motion filed by his attorneys to grant these two things was approved.

Baker’s attorneys have been adamant that their client is innocent, saying that the case will be dismissed and have gone as far as to suggest that no robbery occurred.

Baker, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, and an unknown third individual allegedly stole thousands of dollars in cash, as well as expensive watches, from a house party in Florida on May 13.

According to the arrest warrant, Baker and Dunbar had lost $70,000 in a high-stakes card game earlier in the week.

The Giants have told Baker, a 2019 first-round draft pick, not to participate in team meetings virtually as he sorts out his legal issues in Florida. He has reportedly reached out to the team for forgiveness.