OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A judge says there's probable cause for a
grand jury to consider charges against four former Auburn
University football players accused in a robbery.
Lee County District Judge Steven Speakman issued the ruling
Wednesday after granting a defense request to bar the public and
media from attending the preliminary hearing because three of the
players are under 21.
Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens, Mike McNeil and Dakota Mosley
are free on bond following their arrests last month in an alleged
holdup at the home of other college students.
Attorneys for both sides declined comment. Goodwin did not
attend the hearing, and the others slipped out a side door
Coach Gene Chizik kicked all four off the national championship
team after their arrests on charges of robbery, theft and burglary.
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