Attorneys representing the five Vanderbilt University football players who are facing charges related to the alleged rape of an unconscious 21-year-old woman entered not guilty pleas on behalf of their clients Wednesday, August 21, 2013. The group arraigned Wednesday included Brandon Vandenburg, Corey Batey, Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie, who were charged this month in connection to the alleged sexual assault that police say occurred in one of the school's dormitories on June 23.
Chris Boyd, a fifth football player at Vanderbilt University who is a rising star on the team, was arraigned in a separate court Wednesday, August 21, 2013, for charges relating to the alleged rape of an unconcious 21-year-old woman. Boyd is not charged with rape or sexual assault, but he is facing one felony count of being an accessory after the fact for his alleged role in a cover-up of the crime for giving advice to other defendants, police say.
Attorneys representing the five Vanderbilt University football players who are facing charges related to the alleged rape of an unconscious 21-year-old woman entered not guilty pleas on behalf of their clients Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Miles Joseph Finley and Joseph Dominick Quinzio are each charged with one felony count of tampering with evidence.
Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $350,000 bond following his arrest during the night on a sex crimes indictment. Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, California, was taken into custody at Nashville International Airport after flying back to the city. He was taken to General Hospital for a mandatory HIV test required by Tennessee law before being transported to jail. Co-defendant Jaborian McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Mississippi, surrendered at police headquarters at 8:30 a.m. today. He was also taken to General Hospital for the mandatory HIV test and is now being booked. McKenzie's bond is set at $50,000. Co-defendant Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Maryland, remains at large. Co-defendant Cory Batey, 19, of Nashville, was arrested Friday afternoon and remains jailed in lieu of $350,000 bond.
The last of the four former Vanderbilt football players indicted Friday on sex crimes charges surrendered himself August 11, 2013, at Nashville police headquarters. Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Maryland, arrived at the Warrants Division at 7 p.m. He was taken to General Hospital for a mandatory HIV test required by state law.
Joseph Quinzio, 20, surrendered to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office August 16, 2013, and is being held as a fugitive from Tennessee. Quinzio was indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on a charge of evidence tampering in the Vanderbilt sex crimes case.