Former Vandy Players Plead Not Guilty in Rape Case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four former Vanderbilt football players have pleaded not guilty to raping an unconscious woman at a campus dormitory.
Cory Batey, 19 of Nashville, Tenn.; Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Md.; Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Miss.; and Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, Calif., pleaded not guilty to several charges, including five counts of rape.
All waived their appearances so attorneys entered their pleas Wednesday. A date for discussions has been scheduled for Sept. 19.
A current player also pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice after the incident giving advice on how to cover up the crime. An attorney entered receiver Chris Boyd’s plea in a separate courtroom. He was suspended from the team after his indictment last week.
The investigation of the June 23 incident is ongoing.