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Three of the four men who claimed former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker robbed them at a party earlier this year have recanted their testimony against him, according to sworn affidavits obtained by ESPN.
Julius Lamar, Steven Compton and Tommy J. Hartshaw said in sworn statements that Baker “did not directly or indirectly participate in any robbery or assist in a robbery at the scene or elsewhere.” The three men added that they didn’t see Baker rob or assault anyone with or without a firearm.
Baker is being prosecuted in Florida on four counts of robbery with a firearm. He was originally charged with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm after attending a party in Miramar, Florida, back in May.
The Giants released Baker this summer after telling him to stay away from the team during their virtual offseason as he attended to his legal problems. The league then put him on the commissioner’s exempt list. He is currently a free agent.
If convicted, Baker faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison.
According to the original arrest warrant, Baker and