Four Ex-Vanderbilt Football Players Charged With Rape

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Four former Vanderbilt University football players–Brandon Vandenburg, Brandon Eric Banks, JaBorian “Tip” McKenzie, and Cory Batey were charged with rape and aggravated sexual battery.

The Tennessean reported that three of the men have yet to be tracked down. Batey was sent to a hospital to get a mandatory blood draw.

“I do not know exactly what the charges are, but I’m sure it involves some type of sexual misconduct,” Batey’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, told the paper. “The police arrived at Corey’s home and he surrendered to the police and they took him downtown and I believe he is going through the booking process at this very second.”

They were all suspended from the university on June 29.

James Franklin, the head coach of the team, said it was a “privilege, not a right” to play for the team, as the four were suspended from the upcoming season, according to WKRN.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.