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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: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

In one day the coach and school did something about this?  You are not suppose to wait 8 months?  According to OSU fans they should be able to do what ever they want.  I mean the pistol is their "own personal property".  They just needed some money for tats.  Stupid rules and laws, they need to change now.  Sorry, hypocrisy just irkes me the wrong way.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Unlike Richt, Chizik doesn't put up with this mess and let kids back on the team.  Mmdawg dont make us all laugh.  UGA is the biggest joke ever when it comes to off the field issues.  Maybe I can send you some red panties for you to rub and make yourself feel better.
AUTiger7788, you couldn't be any more wrong. Does Zach Mettenberger ring a bell to you? Got arrested last year on spring break for underage drinking and sexual harrassment and Richt booted him once he found out the details of the arrest, and kicked Chizik didn't really have to make a tough decision here either because these guys will be doing time in the near future for years.


Do you really want to talk about UGA having off the field issues when Auburn just had 4 players faced with felony charges while UGA's players have had no trouble with the law this offseason? Last night's incident just confirms that Auburn's players are dirty both on and off the field. FWIW, UGA won the Fulmer Cup last year with 21 points, which are awarded to each team for by the charges of each player. Auburn has 80 and it's only March. Congratulations.



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Auburn Football, you just won the National Championship. What are you gonna do? "WE'RE GOING TO PRISON!!!!!!!!!"



Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Cam Newton's alibi?

Where was Cam Newton at during this robbery? Want to hear his dad's alibi too?



Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

  Wow, we can do without any racial comments. It is such a shame that these kids just threw away not only a free education but must hang there heads in embarassment for the remainder of their lives.



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Good to see the Auburn HC take immediate action as well as making the right call. Punks.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

You can take the Auburn player out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the Auburn player!!!!



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

imagine that!!!!what a shocker



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

there was a robbery today in the trailer parks why isn't that news?



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

whoa hold the phone, no one is blaming Tressel for what his players did.  It's what he did after he found out an lied.  I do agree that those players should be able to do what they want but you can not compare the two situations.



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