OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn defensive back Mike McNeil received a 15-year split sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery.
Lee County Circuit Judge Christopher Hughes accepted McNeil’s plea deal Monday as his trial was set to begin. Under the deal, McNeil is required to serve at least three years in prison, plus three years of probation, and pay $2,000 in restitution.
McNeil, 24, and three teammates from the Tigers’ 2010 national championship team were charged with armed robbery and dismissed from the team in March 2011. Antonio Goodwin is serving a 15-year sentence while Dakota Mosley and Shaun Kitchens are awaiting trial.
McNeil, wearing a gray suit and with his hair cut short since appearing in court Friday with dreadlocks, nodded to family members while he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. McNeil responded “Yes, sir” when the judge asked if he believed prosecutors had enough evidence to get a guilty plea.