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4 former Vanderbilt football players charged with rape

The "worst scandal to ever rock Vanderbilt football" continues.

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Franklin allegedly contacted Vandy rape victim

The legal defense team for a former Vanderbilt player says evidence, including that of James Franklin's involvement, is missing.

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Defense lawyers ask for evidence in Vandy case

The lawyers for a Vanderbilt football player are asking for more information to be released.

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Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd dismissed

Boyd was previously suspended for his role in attempting to cover up an alleged rape that led to the arrest and dismissal of four former teammates.

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'No evidence' of James Franklin coverup

The district attorney says there is "no evidence" head coach James Franklin was involved in covering up the rape case, while suspended player Chris Boyd pleads down and will cooperate.

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Dismissed Vandy player back on the field elsewhere

One of the players dismissed from Vandy over the summer is already back on the field -- Jaborian McKenzie has resumed his career at Alcorn State.

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Franklin calls BuzzFeed allegations "baseless"

Vanderbilt's head coach responded to BuzzFeed's allegations.

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Video of alleged Vanderbilt rape shared via text

A friend of one of the former Vanderbilt football players reportedly received the video in a text message.

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Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd among 3 indicted

The junior receiver has been charged with a felony following the cover up in a sexual assault case. He is expected to turn himself in.

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4 dismissed Vanderbilt players charged with rape

Four former Vanderbilt football players were indicted by a grand jury on Friday, according to the City Paper in Nashville.

Brandon Banks, Cory Batey, Jaborian McKenzie and Brandon Vandenburg were each charged with four counts of sexual battery and five counts of aggravated rape, per the report. Vandenburg was also charged with tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels is named a witness in the indictment, Mike Organ of The Tennessean reports. Organ also notes that District Attorney General Torry Johnson said more could be charged in the case and that "the investigation is still ongoing."

The charges are related to an alleged incident that occurred on June 23 in a dorm on Vanderbilt's campus. All four players were suspended by the university and the football team one week after the alleged incident. The players were dismissed in mid-July.

Vanderbilt's athletic department declined comment on the charges. Worrick Robinson, Batey's attorney, told the City Paper that his client has been indicted but declined further comment.

"I can confirm he's been indicted, but that's all I can say," Robinson said. "I actually have not seen the indictment. Until I have seen the indictment, it's not appropriate for me to comment."

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Names of dismissed Vandy players revealed

None of the four players under investigation have played a down for the Commodores.

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Vandy dismisses 4 players under investigation

Head coach James Franklin has dismissed, and the University has suspended, four players indefinitely for "violation of team rules."

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