New text messages could pull Quinton Dunbar back into hot water

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He was out, and now he may be pulled back in.

Via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, text messages released by the Broward County (Florida) State Attorney’s Office contradict the conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar for his role in an alleged armed robbery that resulted in charges being filed against now-former Giants cornerback Deandre Baker.

A witness named Dominic Johnson sent this text message roughly two hours after the alleged armed robbery, which occurred on May 13: “Bra how about [Baker] them just robbed the dice game. Dunbar told them n—–s do that.”

Asked if Dunbar was involved, Johnson said: “[Baker] and Dunbar was directing it.”

As explained by Leonard, the text messages were obtained via an August 28 search warrant directed to the iCloud account connected to Johnson’s phone.

The text messages mesh with a police statement that Dunbar, who was removed from the Commissioner Exempt list after being cleared, was “an active participant in the armed robbery aiding and assisted Baker and the other unknown offenders.”

The case has featured plenty of other bizarre twists and turns, including credible evidence of payments made to the victims to get them to change their stories. But while Baker faces charges, Dunbar doesn’t.

At least for now. Whether this new evidence changes things remains to be seen.

However it plays out, the situation underscores the reality that the most powerful law enforcement official in any jurisdiction is the prosecutor. Judges can only handle the cases brought to them; prosecutors decide who to charge and who not to charge, a decision that often is the difference between someone’s life being turned upside down (like Baker’s) or otherwise continuing without further complication or impediment (like Dunbar’s).

12 responses to “New text messages could pull Quinton Dunbar back into hot water

  1. “Bra how about [Baker] them just robbed the dice game. Dunbar told them n—–s do that.”
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    What? If the kneeling doesnt turn me away from NFL, Employees with this level of vocabulary will. Racial slurs and jibberish in their lexicon – nothing that i want to pay to see.

  2. The case has featured plenty of other bizarre twists and turns, including credible evidence of payments made to the victims to get them to change their stories.

    To the surprise of nobody. I wonder if whoever did that will also face charges of obstruction of justice. It may have been the lawyers who did that.

  3. guys like this make no sense to me. Dunbar had signed a contract just over 5 1/2 million with like 2 mil guaranteed. Im pretty sure he literally had more money then the folks he robbed. More money than plenty of folks in or out of the ghetto will ever make in their lives. So why would you do something this stupid and risky….especially if they knew u. idk why these guys that have the world by the danglers pull stupid crap like this. If these athletes grew up around a enviroment where these things happen maybe they want some kind of street cred idk. If thats the case wake the hell up. Look at the folks youre emulating. Many of them may be looked up to for being hard and having a little money but really look at their situation. Many prey on their own people…many make “dirty” money… and short from a few bids in the pen many WILL NEVER get out of the area they are in. You on the other hand can get out of the area (of your own accord if u choose to)… you did not prey on your own folks to get what u have….and you worked hard and sacrificed to get what you have so your money is clean. So your street cred is you worked your butt off to get what u got and did it legitimately. Imho that should give you more street cred and respect than any dirt you may do to try and get it. So i just dont understand.

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