SNIDER: Redskins escape Dunbar drama

Rick Snider
May 15, 2020 - 10:38 am
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Former Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar appears the stupidest man in America.
 
After spending months whining about getting paid that forced the team to trade him on March 23 for a throwaway late draft pick, Dunbar upped his insanity by allegedly being involved in an armed robbery on Thursday. In the hours between the robbery and announcement of an arrest warrant, Dunbar told Seahawks reporters, "You just want to feel wanted at the end of the day."
 
Well, Dunbar's now wanted . . . by the law.
 
How in the world does an NFL player get involved in what nearly was a murder, given one defendant allegedly screamed to shoot someone? Now, Dunbar at best will spend a few years in prison and his NFL career is gone. Oh, Dunbar's going to get paid . . . 23 cents a day for working in the prison laundry.
 
For once, the Redskins aren't centered in this drama. New coach Ron Rivera decided Dunbar's bad attitude wasn't worth keeping and he was spot-on after this nightmare.
 
An affidavit to arrest by Miramar, Fla. police charges New York Giants first-round cornerback DeAndre Lamar Baker with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar was charged with four counts of armed robbery after witnesses disagreed over whether he also had a gun.
 
The police report details a far different world than one most people live. The robbery of four people allegedly netted $11,800 cash and watches worth $25,000, $18,000, $17,500 and some knockoff at $600. Whatever happened to using your phone to tell time?
 
Baker and Dunbar supposedly lost $70,000 in a card game two nights earlier, and came for some payback with Baker having a semi-automatic firearm. Police say the robbery was planned by the positioning of their getaway cars – a Mercedes Benz, Lamborghini and a BMW.
 
Seriously? They couldn't steal a Ford Fiesta from a nearby parking lot to be less conspicuous? Sure, a Lamborghini can outrun most police chases, but there's no running from this.
 
"I just hope to repay (Seattle) with the way I carry myself as a person," Dunbar told reporters via Zoom before the arrest warrants were issued.
 
And how will that be – wearing an orange jumpsuit and chains?

Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @Snide_Remarks

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