Effective today, Quinton Dunbar has the greenlight to rejoin the Seahawks (Twitter link via Tom Pelissero of NFL.com). Dunbar has been removed from the NFL’s exempt list, which permits him to get back to offseason work.
The Broward State Attorney’s office declined to pursue charges against Dunbar for his alleged role in an armed robbery. Giants cornerback Deandre Baker, on the other hand, will be prosecuted for four counts of robbery with a firearm.
The Seahawks allowed Dunbar to participate in their offseason program up until he was placed on the league’s exempt list. That was, perhaps, an indication that they knew a little more about the case than the general public. At the outset, authorities claimed that Baker held partygoers at gunpoint while Dunbar robbed them. The Broward State Attorney’s office hasn’t cleared Dunbar of wrongdoing, per se, but insufficient evidence against him has led them to refocus the case on Baker.
The league office may still conduct its own investigation against Dunbar, especially in wake of witness tampering allegations. Dunbar’s ex-defense attorney Michael Grieco was accused of paying off victims in an effort to get them to change their story.
Dumbar, 28, graded out as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL last year, per Pro Football Focus.
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