2 dismissed Vanderbilt players get August trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Attorneys set a trial date on Wednesday for two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious fellow student.

Brandon Vandenburg of Indio, Calif., and Cory Batey of Nashville are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 11

Two other ex-players, Brandon Banks of Brandywine, Md., and Tip McKenzie of Woodville, Miss. are also charged with rape in the June 23 incident. There cases were separated from the other two players on Wednesday.

All are 19 except for Vandenburg, who's 20.

They have been dismissed from the team and suspended from school. They are out of jail on bond.

Wide receiver Chris Boyd last month entered a conditional guilty plea to attempting to help cover up the crime. He was dismissed from the team but allowed to stay in school.


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