Yesterday it was reported that four Vanderbilt Commodores football players had been suspended pending investigation for an alleged sex crime, but today we learned that the players have been dismissed from the program. The four players involved have also been suspended from the university indefinitely.
Vanderbilt made the announcement on Saturday morning, but the names of the four players have not been released.
“The well-being of our students is of paramount concern to us, and we will not tolerate any actions that threaten student safety and security,” said Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt vice chancellor for public affairs, in a statement released by the university.
“Because it’s an ongoing investigation, we will not be releasing names or other information about those suspended.”
You have to applaud Vanderbilt for their quick action.
Not only did they remove the men from the football team, but they are keeping them off campus to make sure everyone remains safe.
While Vanderbilt may not stand out in the SEC as one of the best football programs, they are certainly one of the best and most disciplined universities the conference has to offer.