Former Auburn defensive back Mike McNeil has received a split sentence for first-degree robbery.
Lee County (AL) Circuit Judge Christopher Hughes accepted McNeil's plea deal just as he was set to go to trial. McNeil is now required to serve at least three years in the Lee County Jail plus serve an additional three years of probation upon his release. He has also been ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution.
McNeil and three teammates from the Tigers' 2010 national championship team- Antonio Goodwin, Dakota Mosley, and Shaun Kitchens- were charged with armed robbery and dismissed from the team in March 2011. Goodwin is serving a 15-year sentence while Dakota Mosley and Shaun Kitchens are awaiting trial.
McNeil was originally indicted on five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of third-degree theft of property from the break-in.
“The totality of the circumstances make this the best deal,” McNeil's attorney, Ben Hand said.
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