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Former AU football player pleads guilty, charged in 2011 armed robbery

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

A former Auburn University football player will spend the next three years in jail after making a deal with prosecutors.

Michael McNeil was sentenced to a 15 year split Monday after pleading guilty to first degree robbery in a Lee County courtroom.

After his time in prison, he will serve three years probation, pay court costs, a $2,000 fine and $50 to the victim's compensation.  

McNeil and three former teammates were charged with multiple counts of armed robbery after prosecutors say they broke into a mobile home off campus in March 2011 and robbed five college students at gunpoint.

The DA declined to comment, citing ongoing legal matters.

Under the deal with prosecutors, McNeil is required to cooperate with the DA's office, which includes if he is called to testify in the cases of his former teammates and co-defendants, he will do so truthfully.

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