[UPDATED: 5/17 - 3:30 p.m.]
Baker was released on $200,000 bond Sunday morning following his first court appearance. He is also mandated to remain in the state of Florida.
The court also mandated that Baker remains in Florida. If he needs to leave the state at a later date for work that will be readdressed in the courts. https://t.co/P3vfx4Uatu— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 17, 2020
ESPN is also reporting, per an unnamed source, that the New York Giants have asked Baker to stay away from team meetings while he focuses on his legal issues.
Giants have told CB DeAndre Baker to stay away from team meetings and focus on his legal issues at this time, according to a source familiar w/the team’s thinking. Baker faces 4 counts of armed robbery + 4 counts of aggravated assault. He is being released from jail on $200K bond— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 17, 2020
[UPDATED: 12:35 p.m.]
More news: DeAndre Baker’s first court appearance is scheduled for 8am Sunday, according to the Broward County jail system. It is up to judge to set bail. https://t.co/Hf0cMkc2lI— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) May 16, 2020
UPDATED: Giants CB DeAndre Baker has been officially booked and is being held at the Broward County Sheriff's Office Jail pending a bond hearing. He is facing four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. MORE: https://t.co/ETJEgOMAs3 pic.twitter.com/aXDHCewQ5e— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) May 16, 2020
New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, sought on four counts of armed robbery and four counts of assault with a firearm, turned himself in to Miramar, FL., police on Saturday morning. That news has been confirmed by his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, via Instagram.
Cohen wrote, in part:
Reports are correct that Deandre turned himself in this morning. I am a believer in the system and that if everything works the matter will be appropriately resolved. ... We all have jobs to do and I believe we all do them to the best of our ability. Police reports are just that, reports of what was told to them or said to them. Court is what we use to then examine those reports, investigate those claims and allow the Defendant an opportunity to confront the evidence. Don’t rush to judgement.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Baker on Thursday in connection to an alleged Wednesday night armed robbery.
Earlier, Cohen had proclaimed Baker’s innocence, also via his Instagram page:
“We have had affidavits from several witnesses that also dispute the allegations and exculpate our client. Our investigator has had them for some time. We would have rather presented them to the court at the proper time, rather than in the media, but in this day and age, people rush to judgement. Where some seek publicity, we seek justice. I look forward to moving this case forward to proper conclusion, as we believe our client is innocent of any charges.”