Robert Mitchell, Former Seton Hall Player, Confesses to Armed Robbery
Mitchell, 23, implicated another former Seton Hall player, Kelly Whitney, in the robbery of an off-campus house in videotaped confession given to the South Orange police, according to The Star-Ledger. The two have been indicted on 29 charges, including kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary and robbery.
The two are scheduled to be arraigned July 23.
Mitchell, The Star-Ledger reports, was kicked off the team March 14, a day before the alleged robbery. Mitchell began his collegiate career at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he earned the 2007 Atlantic 10 Conference rookie of the year award.
Whitney is 17th on Seton Hall's all-time scoring list.
Armed with handguns, the two allegedly entered the house and forced eight people inside -- six males and two females -- to the floor. The men were each bound with duct tape and one was pistol-whipped, according to the complaint.
Mitchell and Whitney allegedly stole cell phones, cash and a third of an ounce of marijuana.
Mitchell's attorney, Montell Figgins, told The Star-Ledger that his client gave a statement to police, but didn't elaborate. Remi Spencer, Whitney's attorney, said it was "unfortunate an innocent man is accused of very serious crimes."