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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – The Auburn Police Department tells News Leader 9 four Auburn University football players have been arrested and charged with five counts of robbery.
Police arrested Antonio Goodwin, 20, Kowaski Kitchens, 19, Michael McNeil, 22, and Harrison Mosley, 19.
Police say around 12:25 Friday morning, they responded to a robbery at a home located at 2300 block of Wire Road.
The victims at that address told police three men entered their home with a handgun and robbed them of their personal property. Five people were inside the home at the time of the robbery.
No injuries were reported, but a patrolling officer stopped a car in the area matching the victims' description.
The men in that car, Goodwin, Kitchens, McNeil and Mosley, were arrested and taken to the Lee County Detention Center.
All are being held on a $511,000 bond.
Since their arrest, the players have been permanently dismissed from Auburn's football team.
" I am extremely disappointed and 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," said Auburn football coach, Gene Chizik.
"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, " he said.
Athletics Director Jay Jacobs, told the press Friday afternoon, "This type of behavior will not be tolerated at Auburn. I fully support Coach Chizik's swift and decisive action to dismiss these four student-athletes from our football team effective immediately."
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