Four former Vanderbilt football players have been indicted on five counts of aggravated rape of an unconscious student at a campus dormitory in June.
Safety Cory Batey, defensive back Brandon Banks, wide receiver Jaborian McKenzie and tight end Brandon Vandenburg were also charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg is also charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.
Vanderbilt dismissed all four players on June 29 and kicked them off campus pending the investigation.
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According to Nashville police, the four men are charged with raping the unconscious woman inside Vandenburg's room at Gillette House dormitory early on June 23. University officials checking the dorm's surveillance in the hallways on an unrelated matter noticed the four's behavior and notified the Vanderbilt University Police Department the night of June 25. Campus police contacted Nashville's sex crimes unit June 26.
Attorney Worrick Robinson said Batey has been taken into custody at his Nashville home. Police said Batey was taken to a hospital for mandatory blood testing before being taken to the Metro Jail. Police said they are making arrangements for the other three to be taken into custody as well.
But the investigation is continuing.