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Michael Dyer testifies in robbery case of former teammate

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Last year, four Auburn players — Michael McNeilAntonio 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

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.

Dyer was suspended from the team in December for violating team rules and eventually transferred to Arkansas State.

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10 Responses to “Michael Dyer testifies in robbery case of former teammate”
  1. papabush88 says: Apr 11, 2012 6:19 PM

    Now they care about robbery? Didn’t Cam Newton steal a laptop then chuck it out the window of the dorms?

  2. patau61 says: Apr 11, 2012 6:53 PM

    Incorrect. Try again

  3. papabush88 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:07 PM

    He bought a stolen laptop?

  4. auburntigers34 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:26 PM

    he bought a stolen laptop when he was at UF.

  5. pike573 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:28 PM

    Wait so Dyer knew they were going to commit a robbery and then furnished the gun? Guess he got a plea deal

  6. papabush88 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:52 PM

    Isn’t buying a stolen anything illegal?

  7. lbroberts123 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:08 PM

    I’m surprised that gamecocker hasn’t commented on this one.

  8. thegamecocker says: Apr 12, 2012 8:52 AM


    LOL You’re correct but honestly, I am very disheartened by the caliber of student/athletes that colleges are allowing in school. It’s not just Auburn but the majority of schools. Big business has replaced true amateur sport and the true “student/athlete” are found primarily in Div II college sports.

    I guess I’m an old school type person who detests “one and done” scenarios and thugs posing as “student/athletes” with absolutely no emphasis on “Student”.

  9. irishayes says: Apr 12, 2012 2:15 PM

    Well said, Gamecocker.

  10. rickne7 says: Apr 12, 2012 2:22 PM

    Cam admitted to stealing the laptop. Check your sources. Because he was under 21 and the student he stole from refused to prosecute ( out of fear of reprisal ) Cam got off by attending an intervention program. He then left UF and went to the JR College before attending AU.

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