NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Latest on the trial for a former Vanderbilt University football player who is accused of sexually assaulting a former student in a dorm room (all times local):
A former Vanderbilt football player has testified that he was so drunk that he blacked out and can't remember what happened during an alleged sexual assault on campus.
Cory Batey and three of his former teammates have been charged with raping an unconscious student. Batey is being tried by himself this week on charges of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery.
A jury last year convicted Batey and another ex-player, but the verdict was thrown out after lawyers discovered that the jury foreman did not reveal that he had been a victim of statutory rape.
Batey told jurors Friday that he had been drinking heavily with friends on campus in June 2013 and had never consumed so much alcohol in his life. He would later estimate that he had between 14 and 22 drinks.
Batey, who was 19 at the time, said he woke up the next day and saw pictures on his phone of a woman that he had never seen before.
A former Vanderbilt student cried on the witness stand after seeing a photo of herself when she unconscious during an alleged sexual assault.
Four former Vandy football players are charged with raping the woman in a dorm room in June 2013. One of them, Cory Batey, is on trial this week and faces five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Batey has pleaded not guilty.
Police say they recovered photos and videos that the players took on their cellphones during the attack.
The woman testified Friday that she woke up in a strange dorm room alone, feeling sick, not knowing where she was and what had happened to her. Nashville police would later show her some of the images they recovered from the phones.