Vanderbilt Releases Names Of 4 Players Dimissed For Rape Allegations
The University of Vanderbilt football team has released the names of 4 football players who were dismissed from the team last month after allegations of rape. The four players, none of which have played a snap for the Commodores, include Brandon Banks, Cory Batey, Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie and Brandon Vandenburg.
All four were kicked off the team and suspended after a report came out of the alleged incident. An ongoing investigation continues on all 4 dissmissed players, as well as 6 other student-athletes.
Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin released the following public statement today on the matter:
"For student athletes at Vanderbilt, it is a privilege, not a right, to be a part of the program. My coaching staff and I make sure every member of our team understands that. We insist on high standards of personal responsibility and integrity, and there are consequences when those standards are not met.
"In dealing with this matter, the Commodores football team will continue to hold itself to the same high standards of responsibility and integrity Vanderbilt demands of all of our students.
"We are cooperating fully with the Nashville Police Department and have pledged not to say or do anything that could interfere with its work or compromise the rights of anyone involved. We have not prejudged anyone's guilt or innocence."
The alleged assault occurred June 23. The female victim is a Vanderbilt student who also works on campus