Oct 20, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Chris Boyd (80) hurdles Auburn Tigers defensive back Jonathan Mincy (6) while trying to elude corner back Chris Davis (11) during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores beat the Tigers 17-13. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores issue statement regarding Chris Boyd


Today, Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Chris Boyd pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge involving “criminal intent” to be an accessory after the fact to avoid felony conviction. Vanderbilt vice chancellor for public affairs Beth Fortune has since issued the following statement regarding Boyd’s status:

“Chris Boyd will remain suspended from the Vanderbilt University football team, pending further review by the university. We have no further comment on the matter at this time.”

Meanwhile, former Vanderbilt player Jaborian McKenzie, who was “allegedly” involved in the rape and is facing a rape charge, has been kicked off the team at Alcorn State less than a day after his presence on the team attracted national attention. Alcorn State released a statement Thursday night from president M. Christopher Brown II saying McKenzie has been removed from the team “until further notice”:

“Alcorn failed to sufficiently examine the allegations against McKenzie before allowing him to participate in our football program. In an effort to provide educational opportunities to a southwest Mississippi student, Alcorn State University made an error in judgment.”



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