Florida prosecutors are dropping all charges against former New York Giant DeAndre Baker, that stemmed from an alleged robbery, and an attorney representing three people who claimed to be victims was arrested on an extortion charge, authorities said Monday.
Baker, 23, had been charged with robbery with a firearm in connection with a May incident at a house party in Miramar. On Monday, William Dean, 50, an attorney representing three men who had said they were victims, was arrested and is accused of trying to extort around $800,000 from Baker. “Evidence in the case reveals that Dean told Baker’s attorney that his clients would do ‘anything you want, so long as the money is right,'” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Baker had been charged with armed robbery and assault. Baker had been charged with armed robbery and assault. Baker was drafted by the Giants in 2019, and in September, he was waived by the team. Giants’ head coach Joe Judge said Monday that he wished Baker the best but that the team was not interested in bringing him back. “We’ve made the decision we think is best for the program,” he said, ESPN reported.
Baker is back on the NFL’s radar after charges against him were dropped Monday morning. Per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, the Bengals are one of several teams interested in signing cornerback DeAndre Baker.