Giants CB Deandre Baker turned himself in to authorities Saturday morning on an arrest warrant for armed robbery. His lawyer, Brad Cohen, told people in an Instagram post not to “rush to judgment” on his client. (Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)
On Friday, news broke that arrest warrants had been issued for Baker and Seattle CB Quinton Dunbar for their involvement in an alleged armed robbery in South Florida. As a practicing attorney for 23 years, Cohen stated about the incident, “I am a believer in the system and that if everything works the matter will be appropriately resolved.” It’s understandable that Baker and Dunbar’s defense urges people to wait to pass judgment until the process plays out, but the details of the arrest warrant are certainly cause for concern. The Giants spent a first-round pick on Baker last season. He played in all 16 games as a rookie, but struggled at times to understand defensive schemes and concepts. He also showed a lack of effort according to some players. He’ll hope to put all this behind him and start fresh, but a lot of questions marks have arisen quickly in his NFL career after being drafted out of Georgia just a year ago.