4 ex-Auburn players indicted on felony charges

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.