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Golden nuggets: The Seahawks are in the news and for the wrong reasons

Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for May 15, 2020

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a bizarre story in the NFL, which means we were due. Late Thursday afternoon, New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and new Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar were issued a warrant for their arrest for four counts of Armed Robbery with a firearm and four accounts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. These incidents occurred on May 13.


Even in a quarantine, people can’t help themselves. Money doesn’t change who you are; it only enhances you. If you were a bad person with poor intentions before you became rich, money likely isn’t going to turn you into a “goody two shoes,” it usually only makes those intentions worse. Here is part of the story from the police report:

That is a high-stakes poker game right there. Thankfully, nobody was shot. Still, reading that is terrifying knowing what could have happened.

Don’t worry; the story gets weirder. On Thursday morning, Dunbar spoke to the Seahawks’ media for 15 minutes. Seattle didn’t have any clue about the events that transpired the day before. There’s no way they allow Dunbar to speak if so. You can read the police report here. I don’t think we’ve heard the last about this story. If there were two NFL players doing the robbing, you have to imagine they were targeting someone else that’s high-profile. I know it’s not San Francisco 49ers related, but man, how do you ignore this?

The Seahawks traded a fifth-round pick for Dunbar, who is a talented player. It looked like a steal at the time. Now? I’d be shocked if Dunbar played a snap for Seattle, who will now be shorthanded at cornerback. How unfortunate. If we don’t see any “Dumb and Dunbar” headlines, I’ll be disappointed.

Onto some links:

Inside George Kittle’s Home Gym and Quest to Get Back to the Super Bowl (SI)

Why new 49ers guard Tom Compton jumped at chance to reunite with Kyle Shanahan | NBCS Bay Area (NBC Sports)

USA TODAY projections have 49ers running away with NFC West in 2020 (Madson)

Emmanuel Sanders reflects on missed connection with Jimmy Garoppolo in 49ers’ Super Bowl LIV loss (CBS Sports)

A black delivery driver that was a 49ers’ fan filmed himself being trapped in an Oklahoma City neighborhood as an HOA president demanded to know why he was there (Yahoo)

Coronavirus restrictions could send 49ers out of state for training camp ... and what about regular-season home games in Arizona? (Branch)

Brandon Aiyuk’s quiet confidence makes him a game-changer (Maiocco)