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Quinton Dunbar (l.) and DeAndre Baker were arrested Saturday in Florida after surrendering to police at the Broward County Jail.
Quinton Dunbar (l.) and DeAndre Baker were arrested Saturday in Florida after surrendering to police at the Broward County Jail.
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Pro cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar and DeAndre Baker, wanted on felony charges in the wake of an alleged armed robbery Wednesday night, surrendered to police on Saturday, their lawyers confirmed.

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The pair were processed Saturday at the Broward County Jail, according to Florida arrest records.

The duo spent the night behind bars and were arraigned before a judge early Sunday. Bail was set at $200,000 for Baker, and $100,000 for Dunbar, according to sheriff’s department logs. Both men have since posted those amounts and been released.

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“I’ve got an innocent guy, and he’s locked up,” Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco, told Deadspin on Saturday.

Baker’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, confirmed in an Instagram post that the 22-year-old had also turned himself in.

“We urge people not to rush to judgment,” Cohen wrote.

After reporting to the county jailhouse, both Dunbar, 27, of the Seahawks, and Baker, of the Giants, were arrested and booked on charges of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker, who allegedly called for an accomplice to shoot a partygoer, faces additional counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

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But both attorneys say they have game-changing testimony.

Grieco told Deadspin that he has a sworn statement fully exonerating Dunbar — signed by four of the victims in the alleged $70,000 cash-and-watch heist, and one eyewitness.

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Those who signed that statement had told cops a much different tale early Thursday morning, just moments after the incident unfolded, Grieco said. Circumstances surrounding the group’s revised account of events remain unclear.

Grieco refused to share a copy of the affidavit with Deadspin on Friday, but read aloud what he said were excerpts from the document.

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“Mr. Dunbar did not directly or indirectly participate in any robbery, or assist in collecting any valuables, at the scene or elsewhere,” read one line of the signed statement, according to Grieco.

“Any robbery or assault with or without a firearm did not involve Mr. Dunbar,” read another line, Grieco said.

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Cohen claimed to possess a similar document absolving Baker.

“We believe our client is innocent of all charges,” he said. “We have affidavits from several witnesses that exonerate my client.”

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Cohen said he plans to present those affidavits, along with video evidence, to a judge.

Authorities, though, are standing by the initial victim statements taken at the scene — and reaffirmed at police headquarters — on Thursday.

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“We have taped, sworn statements under oath from four victims and one witness,” Miramar media relations officer Tania Rues told Deadspin Friday. “No one has come in to make a new statement. So the warrant stands.”

Grieco said police told him they would look into perjury charges for the alleged victims and witness if they were found to be lying under oath.

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The Miramar Police Department tagged the Seahawks and Giants in a tweet about the incident, which drew outrage from Dunbar’s attorney.

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“I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity,” Grieco told the Miami Herald.

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