- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2011

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former Seton Hall basketball player has been sentenced to five years’ probation for his role in an armed robbery at a house near the school’s northern New Jersey campus.

Twenty-five-year-old Robert Mitchell of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty last fall to criminal restraint and burglary charges as part of a plea deal with Essex County prosecutors. He was sentenced this week.

Mitchell admitted entering the private home in South Orange in March 2010 with Kelly Whitney, also a Seton Hall player at the time. Prosecutors say the pair bound their eight victims with duct tape and pistol-whipped them. The two men demanded drugs and cash.

Mitchell later testified against Whitney, who pleaded guilty in August to burglary, conspiracy and criminal restraint charges. He’s now serving a three-year prison term.

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