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Ex-Auburn player's robbery trial goes to jury

Former Auburn football player Antonio Goodwin glances back to his mother Renatta Goodwin as Auburn Police detective Jude Hackett discusses the confession he had just read that was given to him by Goodwin during Goodwin's robbery trial, at the Lee County J
Former Auburn football player Antonio Goodwin glances back to his mother Renatta Goodwin as Auburn Police detective Jude Hackett discusses the confession he had just read that was given to him by Goodwin during Goodwin's robbery trial, at the Lee County Justice Center, in Opelika, Ala. Thursday, April 11, 2012. A Lee County grand jury indicted Goodwin and three ex-Auburn teammates on multiple counts of first-degree armed robbery, first-degree burglary and third-degree theft after a March 2011 home invasion robbery at an Auburn mobile home park.
Opelika-Auburn News, Vasha Hunt, Pool, Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. — A jury is set to deliberate in the robbery trial of former Auburn football player Antonio Goodwin.

Attorneys presented closing arguments Friday after the defense opted not to call Auburn coach Gene Chizik and associate head coach Trooper Taylor as witnesses. The jury then broke for lunch.

Goodwin is the first of four former Auburn players standing trial on first-degree robbery charges in an alleged armed home invasion in March 2011.

Goodwin's attorney, Lauryn Lauderdale, argued that he was impaired after smoking synthetic marijuana, or spice, the night of the alleged robbery. Assistant district attorney Kenny Gibbs told jurors there was no evidence that Goodwin's level of intoxication met the standard that he was "unconscious of committing the crime."

The first-degree robbery charge is a Class A felony.