DeAndre Baker’s attorney responds to charges, claims extortion on part of Florida officials

New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker
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New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was officially charged by State Attorney Mike Satz on four counts of robbery with a firearm Friday. The 2019 first-round pick faces up to life in prison if convicted on the charges. The mandatory minimum is 10 years in custody.

This stems from an alleged incident back in May in which officials says Baker robbed multiple people at gunpoint during a party in Florida.

Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, has now responded to the charges via social media. In the response, he claims extortion on the part of authorities in Broward County and asks for people to get out and vote in November to create change in Broward from “the old guard.”

That’s one heck of a statement from Baker’s attorney. Mr. Cohen is alleging that the state attorney teamed up with convicted felons to have them change their stories without the fear of prosecution. In layman’s terms, prosecutorial misconduct.

Things have obviously been contentious between authorities and those representing the 22-year-old former Georgia standout. If this does end up going to trial, that’s not going to change.

What we do know is that Baker’s side continues to try this case in the court of public opinion.

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