BY Art Thiel 12:07PM 05/17/2020

Seahawks’ Dunbar released on $100,000 bond

Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar was released Sunday on a bond of $100,000 from Florida’s Broward County Jail, according to the attorney defending him against felony charges of armed robbery.

The bond was $25,000 for each of the four charges that he participated in a robbery at Miramar, FL., party Wednesday night attended by 15 to 20 people at an illegal dice game, according to the police report.

A judge who the granted the bond imposed terms of the release: No travel outside of Florida, no communication with the alleged victims in what Miramar police say were robberies of jewelry and cash, and no access to firearms.

Attorney Michael Grieco said Friday that five witnesses, including four robbery victims — the same ones Miramar police interviewed in obtaining the arrest warrants — swore that Dunbar was not involved. Grieco said he presented the affidavits to the Broward office of the state attorney general, but prosecutors have yet to make them public.

“All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent,” Greico told the Miami Herald. “There is no physical evidence. There is no corroborating evidence, beyond the initial five statements of these individuals, whatsoever.”

Along with the rest of the NFL, the Seahawks remain in lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. All off-season team activities are being conducted virtually, via video conference, so Dunbar has no immediate need to travel to Seattle.

He was acquired by the Seahawks March 23 from Washington after the NFL travel ban was put in place. He’s a native of Miami, as is DeAndre Baker, the New York Giants cornerback who was also arrested. His bond was set at $200,000 because of four additional charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. Both surrendered to police Saturday and have separate attorneys.

There was a conflict between witness accounts whether Dunbar was in possession of a gun, so he was not charged by police.


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  • jafabian

    Some unanswered questions, such as why the authorities said that Dunbar held up the people involved but those same people say he wasn’t. Or what the delay was in turning himself in. Was he aware such a game was illegal? And why was he even at such an event when Miami is only in Phase 1 of its reopening?

    Not the best of starts with his new employer for Dunbar.

    • art thiel

      I think we should let this play out, and throttle back the speculations.

      • James

        Definitely throttle back on the wild speculations, Mr. “What if he was ordered at gunpoint?” LOL

  • 2nd place is 1st loser

    No matter what the circumstances are, the optics are bad for the Hawks. Dunbar is dead man walking as far as him playing for the Hawks.

    • Husky73

      I think his chances of playing for Seattle are slim to none.

    • art thiel

      Can’t say for sure yet. What if he was ordered at gunpoint?

  • woofer

    Lots of folks jumping to conclusions on this. But the story has some fishy aspects. Supposedly an argument broke out and suddenly went ballistic but then somehow there were three expensive getaway cars just waiting for the escape. Two guys who make good money and have no prior criminal records pull an outrageous heist for a bagful of bling. Something about losing money at gambling a few days earlier but no connection made to the robbery. Improbable orders to execute someone for no apparent reason. The pieces don’t fit together.

    And of course never in the history of the world has there been an instance of southern cops jumping a couple of high profile young black men just for the fun of it. That could never happen in America.

    The good news is that Dunbar seems to have an aggressive lawyer, there are lots of witnesses, and even in the worst version of the story Dunbar was not the main perpetrator. And the state has to prove it case.

    So let’s watch and wait. Dunbar may beat this.

    • 1coolguy

      Give it a rest

    • art thiel

      Could be a good reason to have courts.