New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and Washington wide receiver Cody Latimer were placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, per multiple reports.
By being placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, players are allowed to be paid their normal salaries but cannot attend games or practices. They will not count against the team’s roster limit at training camp.
Baker, 22, was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar, 28, faces four counts of armed robbery with a firearm stemming from the same incident at a Florida house party in May.
Latimer, who played for the Giants last season, was also arrested in May on second-degree assault charges after reports of gunshots at an Englewood, Colo. apartment complex.
Attorneys for both Baker and Dunbar had been adamant that charges would be dropped and that their clients were victims of a shakedown, but a report in the New York Daily News revealed that a search warrant showed the victims of the assault were paid off to recant their witness statements.
Baker’s lawyer, Patrick Patel, called into WFAN on July 13 to deny the report.
Baker was a first-round pick for the Giants in 2019 and is entering the second year of his rookie deal, which is worth $10.5 million. If the Giants were to release Baker, it could create some salary-cap obstacles.
Dunbar, who was traded to Seattle from Washington this offseason, recently changed his legal representation earlier this month.