UPDATE: Michael Dyer Testifies His Gun Was Used in Alleged Robbery

by The Associated Press  on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012 3:26 pm  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

OPELIKA, Ala. - Former Auburn tailback Mike Dyer testified that his handgun was used in the robbery allegedly committed by Antonio Goodwin and three other teammates.

The Opelika-Auburn News reported that Dyer said Wednesday he and other Auburn players were smoking spice, or synthetic marijuana, and drinking beer at current wide receiver DeAngelo Benton's resident the night of the alleged robbery in March 2011.

He and Benton testified that Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley talked about possibly robbing someone while watching a Los Angeles Lakers game, drinking and smoking spice at Benton's residence with other teammates on March 10, 2011.

"They said they were going to hit a lick," said Dyer, using a slang term for robbery.

Mosley, Kitchens and Mike McNeil are tentatively scheduled for trial on June 11. All four players face multiple counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and third-degree theft of property stemming from an alleged home invasion.

Dyer, the BCS championship game MVP two seasons ago, transferred to Arkansas State after ending last season on suspension.

He testified for the prosecution in Goodwin's trial and Lee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Hughes twice admonished him to only answer the questions asked.

Benton and former Auburn defensive back Neiko Thorpe also testified.

"I never heard them say they were going to, I heard them say they needed to" commit a robbery, Benton said.

Dyer said he tried to talk Goodwin out of participating.



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