Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar gave credit to his team for being there for him while he was going through armed robbery case. The charges against Dunbar were dropped, he could still be suspended by the NFL, but he appreciated the Seahawks sticking by him during the process.
"They definitely was by my side the whole way," Dunbar said, per ESPN. "But at the same time, I know what I did do and I know what I didn't do, and I wasn't even really worrying about football at the time.
I was just worried about clearing by name."
Dunbar was depressed and couldn't eat
"When you face an armed robbery [charge], that carries life in Florida," Dunbar said. "So that's self-explanatory.
It's just a hard pill to swallow. I learned from the situation. Growing up where I come from, it wasn't nice, and I just gotta learn to protect my energy and protect my space. You can't save or be around everybody or try to make everybody happy.
You've got to understand who you are and what you work hard for, and you've got to protect that because everybody don't have great intentions." Dunbar insists he is not a bad person and the fact that never before he got into a trouble says it all.
"I feel like, before that situation, it spoke for itself," he said. "Never been to jail. Never been in trouble, never came in [contact] with the police from doing anything illegal. Now all of the sudden when I make it this far with everything I grew up wanting, I just put it out there on the line for something silly like that, where people are going to believe what they want.
But as long as I know who I am and what I stand for, that's all that matters to me." Dunbar, who went undrafted in the 2015 NFL, played for the Washington Football Team before he signed with the Seahawks this offseason.
So far, his experience with the organization and its players has been nothing but great. "These guys are amazing," Dunbar said. "They welcomed me with open arms, but they've been doing that throughout this whole few months; you had guys reaching out to me, [Bobby Wagner], Griffin, just a bunch of guys letting me know that they're praying for me, hang in there.
That was pretty much it so I didn't expect nothing but these guys to be the same way they've been treating me."