Last year, four Auburn players — Michael McNeil, Antonio Goodwin,Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley — were indicted on five counts of first-degree robbery each stemming from a March 11 incident in which the players were pulled over by police after five occupants of a mobile home reported being robbed at gunpoint.
The result of the allegations resulted in immediate dismissals from the team by head coach Gene Chizik.
Today, another former Auburn player, running back Michael Dyer, testified in Goodwin’s state trial, during which time he said his gun was used in the alleged robbery. Here’s a portion of the story, courtesy of the al.com:
Dyer testified that he met with Goodwin and co-defendants Dakota Mosley and Shaun Kitchens at a party at DeAngelo Benton’s house the night of the alleged robbery.The players had gathered to watch a Los Angeles Lakers game and were drinking beer and smoking “spice,” a name for synthetic marijuana that was legal in Alabama until last October.Dyer testified that the group spoke of “hitting a lick,” slang for committing a robbery. He said Mosley initially approached him for his gun, but Dyer did not give it to him.“Dakota asked me if I wanted to hit a lick,” Dyer said. “I said no.”Dyer said he left and walked to his home in the same Eagles Landing complex, and Goodwin later joined him and retrieved the gun.“I tried to advise him (Goodwin) that he shouldn’t go,” Dyer said. “He wasn’t like that.”
Dyer appeared aggravated by the prosecutors as he answered questions, especially when the assistant district attorney cut him off during one response.