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Armed robbery charges dropped against former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 20: Deandre Baker #27 of the New York Giants looks on during the first quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Armed robbery charges against former New York Giants player DeAndre Baker were dropped Monday and the attorney for his accusers was arrested for extortion for allegedly soliciting a cash payout on their behalf in exchange for altered testimony.

(CNN)Armed robbery charges against former New York Giants player DeAndre Baker were dropped Monday and the attorney for his accusers was arrested for extortion for allegedly soliciting a cash payout on their behalf in exchange for altered testimony.

The letter also announced that William Dean, an attorney for three of the alleged victims, was arrested on Monday for extortion related to soliciting a cash payout on behalf of the three accusers in exchange for altered testimony.

The new testimonies from the three alleged victims, provided in sworn affidavits that were identical in content, recanted their previous sworn statements, and "asserted that they did not get an accurate look at the events as they occurred, that Deandre Baker was present but not involved in any criminal act and that they were not robbed or assaulted," according to the letter.

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