Attorneys enter not guilty pleas for 4 ex-Vandy players charged in rape of unconscious woman

Published August 21, 2013

| Associated Press

Four former Vanderbilt football players have pleaded not guilty to raping an unconscious woman at a campus dormitory.

Cory Batey, 19 of Nashville, Tenn.; Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Md.; Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Miss.; and Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, Calif., pleaded not guilty to several charges, including five counts of rape.

All waived their appearances so attorneys entered their pleas Wednesday. A date for discussions has been scheduled for Sept. 19.

A current player also pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice after the incident giving advice on how to cover up the crime. An attorney entered receiver Chris Boyd's plea in a separate courtroom. He was suspended from the team after his indictment last week.

The investigation of the June 23 incident is ongoing.

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