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Tyler Beatty, Trent Mackey
Southeastern-Louisiana quarterback Tyler Beatty is sacked by Tulane linebacker Trent Mackey (20) during the first half of an NCAA colelge football game in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Posted: Friday, 12 July 2013 4:15PM

Former Tulane player Mackey found not guilty of armed robbery

A New Orleans jury today found former Tulane standout Trent Mackey not guilty of orchestrating an armed robbery of a co-worker at an Uptown apartment near campus.

Police arrested Mackey in July of last year in connection with a home invasion and robbery.  Prosecutors and investigators alleged that Mackey set up the robbery and then pretended to be a victim of the crime.

A suspect already convicted of the robbery testified that he lied to police to pin the crime on Mackey.

Mackey had transferred from Duke and was a red-shirt senior at Tulane, and had been selected as the preseason Defensive Player of the Year in Conference USA.

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