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Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:57 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Just because we are in the offseason, that doesn't mean that Aubrn can't find a way to make it into the college football headlines.  On Friday, the Auburn Police Department issued a report that four Auburn football players had been arrested for armed robbery.

via APD
On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Auburn Police Division arrested four people and charged each of them with five counts of Robbery 1st Degree, one count of Burglary 1st Degree, and one count of Theft of Property 3rd Degree. They are identified as Antonio M. Goodwin, age 20, Kowaski Q. Kitchens, age 19, Michael A. McNeil, age 22, and Harrison D. Mosley, age 19. All list an Auburn address. At approximately 12:25 a.m. this same date officers responded to a residence located in the 2300 block of Lee Road 137 (Wire Road) in reference to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. According to the five victims present, three black males entered the residence with one displaying a handgun. Personal property was stolen during the incident. No injuries were reported. A patrolman responding to the area observed what he believed to be the suspect vehicle based on a description he was given. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 1200 block of Wire Road and four suspects were taken into custody. A pistol and the stolen property was recovered at the scene. Goodwin, Kitchens, McNeil, and Mosley were transported to the Lee County Detention Center where each is currently being held on a $511,000 bond.

Obviously all very serious charges, head coach Gene Chizik wasted no time to take action.  

"The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team," coach Chizik said in a prepared statement.  "While we realize the legal process will run its course and these young men have a right for their case to be heard, playing for Auburn University is an honor and a privilege. It is not a right."
Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

@thegourds... are you kidding?  When have you even heard of a Big Ten athlete getting charged with ARMED ROBBERY?  This wreaks of the SEC and is no more than business as usual.  At least they were dismissed from the team - kudos to Chizek - in most cases they would be "suspended indefinitely" which means they could play against the next ranked opponent.  Don't you worry though... some other team in the SEC will pick these kids up in no time (if they are any good)!  Facts are facts. 



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

What color were the other players?Most reporters have no problems mentioning black whenever crimes happen.WHY WHY WHY



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

LOL that was AWESOME!!!!!!



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Do this in the Big Ten and you have to miss a game with Akron.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

I heard they were trying to steal the money back fro Cam Newtons dad, that Auburn paid him.



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

No, I think armed robbery pretty much wraps it up the Fulmer cup barring any future murders or rapes.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

I wonder if they will need to return a portion of their signing bonuses?




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Are they Buckeyes yet? If they sign before the first game of the season they will get a retroactive share of the Sugar Bowl title! And Tressel will help them fence their swag!



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

You wish mdawg10. Still time for your guys to make up ground and reclaim the Cup!



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Well, that pretty much ices the 2011 Fulmer Cup for Auburn.


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