However, since former Auburn safety Mike McNeil has been in the news due to recent allegations made against his old football program in the past week, we thought we’d make a quick exception.
McNeil — who recorded 14 tackles against Oregon in the Tigers’ January 2011 BCS Championship Game win — pled guilty today in the first-degree robbery case that led to his dismissal from Auburn’s team. Three other player were also charged and dismissed in March of 2011.
As part of today’s plea deal, McNeil will be required to serve at least three years in prison, followed by three years on probation. He will also have to pay $2,000 in restitution costs.
McNeil said in a report by Selena Roberts on the website Roopstigo.com last week that grades were changed during the 2010 season to keep him eligible and that he received $400 from former AU assistant Will Muschamp.
Muschamp, now Florida’s head coach, has denied paying McNeil.