Ex-Auburn football player expected in court today

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A status hearing for former Auburn football player Mike McNeil is expected to continue today.

The
former safety, who is accused in a March 2011 robbery, appeared
Thursday for the hearing and his attorney, Ben Hand, filed a motion to
withdraw from the case. A judge has yet to decide on the motion. McNeil
is one of four former football players charged in the robbery and has
pleaded not guilty.

McNeil's bonding agency, Bad Boyz Bonds, also
requested to withdraw as his bondsman because he violated parts of his
contract — including not telling the agency when he moved to enroll in
school, and not making required weekly phone calls to the agency.

McNeil's hearing is expected to continue this morning and the trial is expected to begin April 8.

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