Michael McNeil, Former Auburn Player, Pleads Guilty To Robbery

Michael McNeil

Michael McNeil

OPELIKA, Ala. – A former Auburn player will serve three years in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery.

Al.com reports Michael McNeil made a plea deal with prosecutors Monday before his trial was to begin. Prosecutors had offered the deal previously, but McNeil’s lawyer, Ben Hand, said last week McNeil had rejected it because he was innocent.

The case involves a March 2011 home invasion.  Prosecutors say McNeil and former teammates Shaun Kitchens and Antonio Goodwin entered a mobile home and robbed five students while another defendant, Dakota Mosley, waited in a getaway vehicle outside.

Kitchens and Mosley still await trial.  Goodwin was convicted of robbery in 2012 and is serving 15 years in prison.

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