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Arrest warrant issued for New York Giants’ CB Deandre Baker

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Second-year cornerback is being counted on by the Giants

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An arrest warrant has reportedly been issued for New York Giants’ cornerback DeAndre Baker stemming from an incident that occurred on Wednesday night. The warrant includes four counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

The affidavit states that Baker was “took money and watches belonging to victim(s) with force.” It also states that he was “armed with a semi-automatic firearm” and “did knowingly commit the act of aggravated assault as he intentionally and unlawfully threatened the victim(s) with a firearm.”

One witness also said that Baker directed another individual to shoot him.

Per multiple reports, the Giants issued a brief statement that “We are aware of the matter. We have no further comment at this time.”

Per Adam Schefter, the “NFL will review this under the Personal Conduct Policy and hand out discipline if warranted.”

The incident allegedly occurred near midnight on Wednesday. Per NJ Advance Media, as of 8:30 p.m. ET Baker had not turned himself in to Miramar police.

According to the affidavit, Baker was pointing a gun at an attendee of a party and “directing two other attendees to take money and valuables from the other attendees.”

Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar had lost roughly $70,000 at a different party in Miami a couple of days prior, per the affidavit. At Wednesday’s party, they allegedly stole Baker and Dunbar allegedly stole $12,400 and four watches valued at a total of $61,100, per NFL.com.

The final paragraph of the affidavit states that Baker “knowingly committed the offense of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.”

The Giants traded a pair of mid-round draft picks to move from No. 37 to No. 30 to select Baker in the 2019 NFL Draft. He struggled as a rookie, with his study habits and hustle sometimes called into question.