Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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OPELIKA, Ala. -- Four former Auburn football players have been indicted on felony robbery and burglary charges by a Lee County grand jury.
Court documents posted online Wednesday show that Michael McNeil, Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley were indicted on five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of misdemeanor third-degree theft of property.
They are scheduled for arraignment on May 26 in Lee County Circuit Court, with a tentative trial date of June 16.
Mosley also faces a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to hinder business.
The players were pulled over and arrested shortly after five occupants of a mobile home reported being robbed at gunpoint on March 11. Officers recovered a pistol and property reported stolen from the residence.
The listed potential witnesses in the case include Auburn running backs Mike Dyer and Anthony Morgan, wide receiver DeAngelo Benton and defensive back Neiko Thorpe.
All four indicted players were kicked off Auburn's team after their arrests.
Their preliminary hearing was closed by a judge at defense attorneys' request because all but McNeil are under 21 and eligible to seek youthful offender status.
McNeil was a starting safety who had 14 tackles, 12 of them solo stops, in the national title game win over Oregon. Goodwin and Kitchens were reserve wide receivers while Mosley, a tight end, was redshirted last season.