August Trial in Vanderbilt Rape Case

Oct 16, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys set a trial date on Wednesday for two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious fellow student.

Brandon Brandenburg of Indio, Calif., and Cory Batey of Nashville are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 11

Two other ex-players, Brandon Banks of Brandywine, Md., and Tip McKenzie of Woodville, Miss. are also charged with rape in the June 23 incident. Their cases were separated from the other two players on Wednesday.

All are 19 except for Vandenburg, who is 20.

They have been dismissed from the team and suspended from school. They are out of jail on bond.

Wide receiver Chris Boyd last month entered a conditional guilty plea to attempting to help cover up the crime. He was dismissed from the team but allowed to stay in school.