New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker is being formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm according to Broward County State Attourney Mike Satz.
Because Baker is being charged with robbery with a firearm, he faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted. If found guilty and sentenced to the fullest extent of the law, Baker could be sentenced to as much as life in prison.
This was first reported by Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.
ALSO: Broward prosecutors have declined to Seahawks corner Quinton Dunbar, 28, due to "insufficient— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) August 7, 2020
Baker’s legal troubles have taken a number of twists and turns since the news of the warrant for his arrest first broke on May 14th. However, the situation seemed to take a definite turn when it was reported earlier in the summer that prosecutors had a warrant for evidence related to a scheme to pay off witnesses in which Baker was allegedly involved.
Baker’s attorney issued the following reaction via Twitter:
Shocked at the decision to charge Deandre and we look forward to a full and complete trial and are very confident in complete exoneration by a jury!— Patrick G Patel esq. (@patel_esq) August 7, 2020
Baker’s other attorney also weighed in:
We should absolutely note that Baker is innocent until proven guilty, and we at Big Blue View will continue to bring you all the news on the Baker situation as we get it.