Jul 2, 2013, 12:41pm EDT
January 27, 2015
Vandenburg, Batey Found Guilty of All Charges
Two of the four players involved in the sexual assault scandal that rocked Vanderbilt's campus were found guilty of all counts on Tuesday. Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey now await sentencing on March 6th.
April 30, 2014
Nashville DA: Franklin's Contact Not Relevant
District Attorney Tom Thurman comments on then-Vanderbilt coach James Franklin's contact with an alleged rape victim one day after a MNPD investigation into the potential crime took place: "It wasn't really that relevant to us."
April 29, 2014
Lawyers: James Franklin Contacted Rape Victim
Former Vandy recruit Brandon Vandenburg's lawyers suggest that James Franklin didn't just contact the victim of an alleged on-campus rape days after it happened. They also say he wanted her to help create a group of recruiting "hostesses" at Vandy.
September 17, 2013
Austyn Carta-Samuels "Wrongly Identified" in Case
Starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels was previously identified as having helped move the victim's body after an alleged rape took place on the Vanderbilt campus. Police have now stated that Carta-Samuels was not involved, but remains a witness.
September 17, 2013
Chris Boyd Dismissed From Vanderbilt Football Team
Chris Boyd has been dismissed from the Vanderbilt football team. The playmaking wide receiver won't get a second chance with the team after new details of his role in an alleged on-campus rape came to light last week.
September 13, 2013
Should Chris Boyd Come Back to Vandy Football?
Chris Boyd struck a conditional plea that gave him unsupervised probation in exchange for testimony in the rape cases against four former teammates. Knowing what we know now, do Vanderbilt fans want him to return to the team?
September 13, 2013
Boyd Pleas: Probation in Exchange for Testimony
Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd, who had been charged with being an accessory after the fact in the team's ongoing rape scandal, pled to a lesser misdemeanor charge on Friday. He'll serve just under a year of unsupervised probation in exchange for testimony
August 26, 2013
Scandal Casts a Pall Over Vandy Football, Fandom
Vanderbilt football is coming off of a nine-win season and slated for success, but a rape scandal has stripped away the optimism behind this team. Can the university fix this as the wheels of justice slowly turn?
August 21, 2013
Former Commodores Plead Not Guilty in Rape Case
The four former Vanderbilt football players had their first court appearance on Wednesday, pleading not guilty to rape and sexual battery charges that have been brought against them. Suspended WR Chris Boyd plead not guilty to being an accessory.
August 19, 2013
Chris Boyd Turns Himself in, Released on $25K Bond
Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd turned himself in to Nashville police on Saturday and was released after posting a $25,000 bond. He was indicted as an accessory after the fact to an alleged rape committed by four former players in June.
August 16, 2013
WR Boyd Indicted, Suspended in Scandal Coverup
The rape scandal that has ripped up the Vanderbilt football team has resulted in another indictment today. Redshirt junior Chris Boyd, a starting wide receiver who hauled in 50 catches last season, has been suspended from the team pending review.
August 9, 2013
Four Former Football Players Charged with Rape
After more than a month of investigation, four players that had been dismissed from the Vanderbilt football program were formally charged on Friday. Cory Batey, Brandon Vandenburg, Brandon Banks, and Tip McKenzie were charged with rape and battery.
July 15, 2013
Vanderbilt Names 4 Players Removed from Roster
More than a week after barring four members of the football team from campus while Nashville Police investigated a possible sex crime, Vanderbilt has named the student-athletes involved. Cory Batey, Brandon Vandenburg, Tip McKenzie, and Brandon Banks
July 5, 2013
Investigation into Possible Sex Crime Continues
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations has partnered with the Nashville Police Department to determine whether or not a sex crime was committed at Vanderbilt last week. Four football players, since dismissed, have been connected to the incident.
July 2, 2013
Four Players Dismissed From Vandy: What We Know
It's been four days since news broke about possible sex crimes involving members of the Vanderbilt football team. All four accused players have now been removed from the program. Here's what we know about the situation so far.