Suspended Vanderbilt University football player Chris Boyd surrendered at police headquarters at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. (THE TENNESSEAN)
(THE TENNESSEAN - NASHVILLE) Suspended Vanderbilt University football player Chris Boyd surrendered at Nashville police headquarters at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in connection to a campus rape investigation. Sheriff's Department officials confirm he's posted bond and exited the jail.
He evaded a bank of cameras camped out front.
Authorities charged Boyd with being an accessory after the fact in the rape of a 21-year-old unconscious woman at a campus dorm this summer. Police said he attempted cover up of the sexual assault by giving advice to another defendant indicted on rape charges last week.
His bond was $25,000
Boyd, a star wide receiver, and two other men were the latest to be indicted on Friday.
Also charged were Miles Joseph Finley, 19, of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., and Joseph Dominick Quinzio, 20, of Palm Desert, Calif. Both were charged with tampering with evidence.
The men were high school teammates and friends of Brandon Vandenburg, one of the four former Vanderbilt players charged with multiple counts of rape.
The indictment against Boyd says he aided Vandenburg in the three days after the alleged incident.
The indictments against Finley and Quinzio say the men tampered with evidence between June 23 and July 29.
Sheriff's deputies in Riverside County, Calif., arrested Finley and Quinzio on Friday. The men played football together at Xavier College Preparatory High School, according to online rosters, and they were teammates of Vandenburg at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif.
Bonds for both were set at $150,000.
Vandenburg, 20, from California; Cory Batey, 19, of Nashville; Brandon Eric Banks, 19, from Maryland; and JaBorian "Tip" McKenzie, 18, from Mississippi, are each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg, who remains in jail, is also charged with one count of unlawful photography and tampering with evidence.
Batey, Vandenburg and Banks are scheduled for arraignment hearings next week. Earlier this week, McKenzie, who was given a lower bond - $50,000 - than his former teammates, pleaded not guilty. He will skip the upcoming court appearance.
Boyd is a junior wide receiver with the Commodores. He has 81 career receptions for 1,247 yards and 13 touchdowns.