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Ex-AU RB Dyer’s Gun Was Used In 2011 Robbery

Former Auburn running back Mike Dyer testified today that a gun used in an alleged robbery involving four other ex-Auburn players was his.  Former Tigers Antonio Goodwin — on trial now — Dakota Mosley, Shaun Kitchens and Mike McNeil were arrested in March of 2011.

Dyer — Auburn’s leading rusher the last two years and the MVP of the 2011 BCS Championship Game — testified that he and Mosely, Goodwin, and Kitchens were drinking beer and smoking synthetic marijuana while watching an NBA game when “Dakota asked me if I want to hit a lick.” 

“Hit it a lick” means — apparently — “let’s go rob someone.”

Dyer said he wouldn’t do that.  Yet it was his gun that was eventually used in the robbery that also involved McNeil.

Dyer has since followed Gus Malzahn to Arkansas State.

Auburn fans enjoyed a fantastic season in 2010.  But from L’affair Newton to a much-hyped HBO investigation to an NCAA investigation to the dirt that’s going to come out from these guys’ trials… all the memories of that team might not be good ones for Tiger backers.

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Auburn Dismisses Four Football Players Arrested For Robbery

Four Auburn football players have been arrested and charged with five counts of first degree robbery, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Those four players have been permanently dismissed from the team, according to Auburn.

The four players: safety Michael McNeil, wide receiver Antonio Goodwin, receiver Shaun Kitchens and tight end Dakota Mosley.

You can read the statement from the Auburn Police Department. All four players are charged with five counts of first degree robbery, one count of first degree burglary, and one count of third-degree theft of property.

According to Auburn police, five victims reported a theft of personal property early Friday morning. The victims told police that three black males were present with one holding a handgun. The four suspects were found with a pistol and the stolen property and then taken into custody, according to police.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik released the following statement:

“The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team. 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.

“We hold our student-athletes to a high standard of conduct on and off the field as representatives of Auburn University, and this kind of behavior is not tolerated.

“I am extremely disappointed an embarrassed by the actions of these individuals. I want to personally apologize to all of those who were impacted by this senseless act, including the victims, Auburn University and the Auburn family.”

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