Four Former Vanderbilt Football Players Charged With Rape

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Some details of the sex crimes investigation that led to the dismissal of four Vanderbilt football players in June have been released, and the four players linked to the investigation have been charged. Brandon Vandenburg, Brandon Banks, JaBorian McKenzie, and Cory Batey have each been charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg has also been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.

The Tennessean provides more details of the alleged crime:

Police said the four raped an unconscious woman in Vandenburg’s dorm room June 23. Police first got word after university officials checked a hallway security camera in an unrelated incident and saw suspicious behavior by the four.

Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson called the evidence, “compelling” and “unsettling.”


Batey has been arrested by local police, but the other three players have yet to be taken into custody.