As we all know, people are innocent of crimes until proven guilty in the United States. Mike McNeil and the other former Auburn football players who are accused of a March 11 armed robbery have not yet stood trial for their accused crimes, but McNeil and his attorneys might find it a little more difficult to prove that he's innocent (or at least deserving of a lesser charge) if they have a serious motive to consider. According to a report at AL.com, McNeil had been evicted twice - the second time just days before the alleged robbery - and was facing a lawsuit for thousands of dollars just before the alleged robbery occurred.
Committing felonies, especially those involving firearms is usually a really bad idea, but at least this development gives the public a little bit of perspective. Last week, most people were probably wondering "Why would those guys do something so stupid?" Well...now you know, I guess.
All four players involved in the alleged robbery have been indicted and are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.
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