Lawyers representing DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar are squabbling

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In most cases involving multiple defendants, it makes sense for the accused and their lawyers to get and stay on the same page.

In the case of criminal allegations against Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, the players may be on the same page but their lawyers definitely aren’t.

Via the New York Post, lawyer Patrick Patel has threatened on Baker’s behalf a libel/slander suit against Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Grieco. The allegation arises from a Grieco tweet that is aimed at exonerating Dunbar but that implicates Baker by suggesting that Baker had a motive to commit a robbery that allegedly entailed $70,000 in cash and jewelry.

“The text is complete bullsh-t,” Patel said, via the Post. “Read the text. You can say anybody is that person. Wasn’t it everybody’s bullsh-t at the beginning that my client Baker lost $70,000? Now go read the text. The text is saying Baker won $10,000. So what are we doing?”

Patel has insisted that Baker had nothing to do with the robbery.

“DeAndre has no knowledge of anybody in those texts, who sent it, to who,’’ Patel said. “Let the guy come forward. I cannot wait to get Grieco on the stand and cross examine him on how he got that text, who he got the text from.”

Grieco also has professed Dunbar’s innocence, and each lawyer has an obligation only to his own client. By zealously representing their own clients, however, the lawyers could be throwing their clients’ codefendant under the bus.

13 responses to “Lawyers representing DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar are squabbling

  1. OMG both players are guilty.
    We all know it, just throw them in jail so that they can be cut by their employers.
    Smart NFL players don’t commit crimes or put themselves in a position of suspicion.
    These two obviously are low on intelligence.

  2. Of course. Make up so many lies and stories when no one actually knows what happened. The Patriots have been using this technique for decades.

  3. Most attorneys are the equivalent of tele-evangelists and car salesman…run for life and hold on to your wallet.

  4. You can’t throw anyone “under the bus” if there is no bus. The truth will come out when there is a trial or full investigation is undertaken.

  5. This should be simple for the lawyers. Pay off the victims to be non cooperative and the charges will disappear on their own.

  6. no respectable attorney should be tweeting anything, trying to win the court of public opinion has no relevance to an actual court of law, do your job and get off that twitter nonesense dumb azzez

  7. I was wondering how this would work. When both defendants are claiming to have not been involved in a robbery and one has half the charges yet for both to get off they need to somehow link their stories……maybe this is what sinks them, unless they agree to payoff all witnesses jointly to get everything dropped.

  8. An all-time story due to the (alleged) getaway cars being a Benz, a Beemer and a Lambo. And also ultra-weird that in this era that they haven’t found any video of the incident yet.

  9. I can’t wait until the trial. The lawyers will have told so many lies nobody is going to believe anything they say, to their clients’ detriment.

    Also, why is Grieco trying to throw the other guy under the bus for something that didn’t even happen, according to the affidavits he supposedly has. This would seem to indicate that was a lie. What a clown.

  10. Actually, throwing your codefendant under the bus is a very common tactic.

    Don’t you worry homey, I got’s your back all the way, we tight, right brah?
    Yo, I want a deal, it was all him, I’ll testify no problem where do I sign?

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