It seems the Vanderbilt rape case from Summer is far from over, as now attorneys for the defense are requesting text message records from the coaches that could shed some more light on the situation, in a court filing.
Vandy football players BrandonVandeburg, Brandon Banks, Jaborian McKenzie and Cory Batey were charged with rape of an unconscious woman in a dorm room on the Vanderbilt campus. Chris Boyd was later charged as a conspirator for trying to help cover it up. Boyd is a highly touted NFL prospect and decided after the charge to plead for a reduced charge by testifying for the prosecution.
Per NFL.com, here’s the skinny on the latest:
According to tennessean.com, it marks the first notion of the Vandy coaching staff having any information relevant to the case. As part of the request, attorneys for Brandon Vandenburg, one of the four former players charged, indicated displeasure in the evidence provided by the prosecution in the trial’s discovery phase.
Vice chancellor Beth Fortune has said that Vanderbilt has no role in the on going investigation and it is all in the hands of the courts at this point.
All five of those football players were dismissed from the football team.