Over the past few days, NFL football fans and professional champions have been surprised by the news about DeAndre Baker.
The 23-year-old played just one season for the New York Giants club in 2019 before being cut off on allegations of armed robbery.
Baker was arrested last year in Florida after it was alleged that he and three other people used the weapon to steal the property of a party in May. Because of this incident that Baker was kicked out of the NFL even though the sentence has not been pronounced, because public opinion said that he was difficult to escape life imprisonment for robbery property.
But on Monday, the lawsuit suddenly turned after police arrested a Florida attorney. This person represented some of the victims of the robbery and attempted to blackmail Baker, that he would have to pay them a sum of about $ 250,000 to have the charges withdrawn.
The information that Baker made $6 million from playing for the Giant in 2019 is public information and it seems that others have been targeting Baker in the first place.
Florida state police said they had enough evidence to convict both the lawyer and other victims, and that the state court found the suspicious signs. One month ago, the plaintiff party took action to withdraw testimony in court, claiming that Baker did not directly participate in the robbery. Looks like the plaintiff blackmailing Baker’s lawyer started from there.
With recent developments, the Florida state court officially rejected the lawsuit and acquitted Baker, even they are collecting evidence to investigate the plaintiff to prosecute the slander. However, it took Baker a year to play, although fortunately he was still young to return to the NFL tournament.
Born in 1997, DeAndre Baker is a football player at the University of Georgia and was awarded the Best Defense Player of the American College Rugby award in 2018. The Giants club cut his contract with him made public opinion that they should suspend Baker while the case is clarified.