Myron Burton Jr., a former wide receiver for the Auburn football program, has found himself in trouble with the law. According to a report from Michael Seiden of WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, the former Tigers football player was arrested on armed robbery charges by the Duluth Police Department.
According to the police, the 21-year-old Burton was arrested after police carried out a search warrant in his apartment.
Burton is accused of robbing Chinese restaurant China Taste on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard last week and pointing a semiautomatic pistol at the owner of the restaurant while demanding cash. Burton had played high school football at Peachtree Ridge High School in Lawrenceville.
Police say the former wide receiver got away with $300.
Myron Burton Jr., 21, who played his high school ball at Peachtree Ridge (Lawrenceville) before signing w/ Auburn, is accused of robbing the owner of a Chinese restaurant at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/lqcQdEnvVe
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) August 13, 2018
Burton left the Auburn football program prior to the start of the 2015 season. He was the offensive MVP of the Tigers’ A-Day scrimmage that spring, hauling in seven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown.
At the time of his departure, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said his departure was a “mutual decision.”
Prior to his departure from the Tigers, Burton received some high praise from wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig. Via al.com:
“Myron’s been pretty good. It was a great experience for him to go out there and play that well in the A-Day game. To come back and try to build on that and you have some depth in that room, you just have to come in and find your niche. We have some guys that we feel good about and you go into the season with experience, you have guy with that much talent you just want to make sure that if anything was to happen with anybody else, any injuries or whatever, he’s able to step up.”
Burton is set to make his first court appearance in Gwinnett County on Monday.