|Judge sets robbery trial of ex-Auburn player|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 05 April 2013 07:44|
Lee County Circuit Judge Chris Hughes cleared the way during a hearing Friday for Mike McNeil's trial to begin Monday.
McNeil's lawyer was trying to withdraw from the case, a move that prosecutors say could have meant a postponement. But the judge refused to let defense lawyer Ben Hand drop McNeil as a client.
McNeil is among four former Auburn football players charged in a residential holdup in 2011. McNeil's attorney says McNeil turned down a plea deal and maintains he is innocent.
Former Auburn player Antonio Goodwin was convicted last year and is in prison.