Cost of Auburn Football Scholarship? 4 Quarters

Last week a Lee County (AL) grand jury indicted four former Auburn University football players on felony robbery charges stemming from a March 11 incident at a local trailer park. Michael McNeil, Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley each face five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of third-degree theft of property in connection with the alleged robbery.

Lee County Court Witness List Includes Michael Dyer for Auburn Four Court Case

Worth noting that the Lee County District Attorney’s Office submitted a witnesses list for the case that included current Auburn star running back Michael Dyer and current AU football players Neiko Thorpe, Anthony Morgan and Deangelo Benton.

Auburn Four Affidavit

So what drove the four former Auburn players to risk their football scholarships to the school?

In one indictment of all four of the accused ex-AU players last week, the Lee County Grand Jury gave us a pretty good clue:

 The Cost Of Auburn Football Scholarship: Four Quarters

“[Michael McNeil, Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley ] did knowingly obtain or exert unauthorized control over one (1) safe, the property of [victim name redacted] of the aggregate value of One Dollar ($1.00), with the intent to deprive the owner of said property.”

Now there’s a bad break.

Who could’ve possibly known a safe house at an Auburn-area trailer park offered no quarter?

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Armed Robbery: How Did Auburn Miss The Signs?

10 days ago four Auburn football players committed armed robbery at an Alabama trailer park.

Auburn Football Players Gang Signs Daren Bates Onterio McCalebb Neiko Thorpe

From these photos - which were taken before the crime - it’s hard to believe that the Auburn coaching staff and athletic department somehow didn’t see the signs of what might happen.

Auburn Football Players Gang Signs Gun Demetruce McNeal

Wait a minute

The four Auburn football players pictured above, Daren Bates, Onterrio McCalebb, Neiko Thorpe and Demetruce McNeal, weren’t actually involved in the robbery.

Auburn Family® indeed.

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One Auburn Player Who Isn’t Wasn’t Getting Paid

Last Thursday thanks to Twitter, we nailed down at least one college football player who we know isn’t getting paid: Auburn starting strong safety Mike McNeil.

Mike McNeil Tweets before robbery

(Another satisfied Colonial Bank depositor?)

And wouldn’t you know it, couple-three hours later he was former Auburn starting strong safety Mike McNeil.


Though Gary Danielson was way ahead of this on this one.

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