Quinton Dunbar Cleared To Join Seahawks

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.

[RELATED: No Charges For Quinton Dunbar]

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.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Quinton Dunbar Cleared To Join Seahawks

  1. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Well, here I thought that answered my question from yesterday until I read, “The league office may still conduct its own investigation against Dunbar…”

    • ayrbhoy

      “May” being the operative word here. I’m no attorney but you have to think if all charges have been dropped by a District Attorney there’s a good chance the NFL will follow suit. I suppose the only concern I’d have is that the NFL is an autocracy.

      • Wyoming Bison Expansion Team

        He can still face league punishment. And probably will under “conduct detrimental to the league”

        What will their investigation consist of?

        Talking to authorities and prosecutors about why it was dropped. Ask about why they declined to pursue charges. Then, if they don’t like what they, hear he’ll get slap him with a 4, 6, or 8 game ban once play resumes.

      • Ak185

        Well, his name has been in the headlines during a slow offseason in association with armed robbery, and will be in non-sports news as Baker’s case receives mainstream media attention. Most people don’t know who Dunbar is, despite his strong play, but now many will just due to the robbery coverage. The league is more concerned with that than with the standard of evidence in the allegations against Dunbar.

  2. planetsabc

    Why is TradeRumors copying what’s on my clipboard? ( was notified by the iOS 14 beta) happens every time you use the app…

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