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NFL releases statement after arrest warrants issued for two star players

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

This is not necessarily the type of thing the NFL wanted to lead the slow part of its news cycle. Things have been somewhat quiet off the field during the ongoing pandemic this offseason.

That changed big time Thursday evening. Officials in Florida announced that they have filed arrest warrants for New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and recently-acquired Seattle Seahawks corner Quinton Dunbar.

Each player had arrested warrants issues for them on four counts armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm stemming from an incident at a cookout in Florida earlier this month.

The details are crazy.

Following the warrants becoming public record, the NFL released what has to be considered a generic statement regarding the incident in question.

“We are aware of the matter and have no further comment at this time,” the league said, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It goes without saying that both players are facing discipline from the league.

Baker was a first-round pick of the Giants last year. He started 15 games as a rookie, recording 61 tackles and eight passes defended.

For his part, Dunbar was just recently acquired by Seattle from the Washington Redskins after demanding a trade. He was among the best cover guys in the NFL last season, tallying 37 tackles and four interceptions.