Friday, April 13, 2012

Former Auburn player Antonio Goodwin quickly convicted of armed robbery

Former Auburn football player Antonio Goodwin was convicted of first-degree robbery today at Lee County Circuit Court.

The jury returned its verdict after 45 minutes of deliberation.

Goodwin, the first of four former players to go on trial for a March 2011 home invasion, faces 20 years to life in prison, according to sentencing guidelines, but Judge Chris Hughes will have some discretion when he makes his determination. 

Goodwin, 21, stood next to his attorney and showed no visible reaction when the verdict was read. His mother Renatta watched silently behind him but later became emotional.