Dec 31, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Chris Boyd (80) catches a pass for a touchdown against North Carolina State Wolfpack safety Dontae Johnson (25) during the first half of the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Update on Vanderbilt Commodores WR Chris Boyd in rape investigation


Dec 31, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Chris Boyd (80) catches a pass for a touchdown against North Carolina State Wolfpack safety Dontae Johnson (25) during the first half of the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

 

If the Vanderbilt Commodores want to continue to build on the success of the past two seasons, then they’ll need one of their biggest playmakers from last year in receiver Chris Boyd to be on the filed for most of the 2013 college football season.

Plays like the one seen in this photo were a common occurrence between he and fellow All-SEC receiver Jordan Matthews, and with both bypassing the NFL to return this year, they were looking like one of the best WR-tandems in college football entering the year.

But Boyd is apparently tied to the ongoing rape case involving four former Vanderbilt players, and police believe Boyd attempted to help his former teammates cover up their crime:

He’s already missed the first two games this year, but could be returning soon if his expedited court hearing goes well:

Fox 17 has learned suspended wide receiver Chris Boyd will go before a judge on Friday, not with the other defendants in the case.

There’s no word on what is prompting the change.

Boyd is accused of helping Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, Brandon Banks, Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey after police say they raped a woman inside a dorm room on campus.

 

 

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