Last year, a handful of former Vanderbilt football players were found guilty on rape charges, but a mistrial in the case was caused. More than 18 months later, the second of four players, Brandon Vandenburg, has been found guilty once again.
Vandenburg was found guilty of eight separate charges – five of aggravated rape, two of aggravated sexual battery and one of unlawful photography. He was the second player player charged in the retrial after former teammate Corey Batey was charged in April.
Two other former players, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie and Brandon Banks, were charged in the case and are awaiting retrial. They have both pleaded not guilty.
The charges stem from an incident involving an unconscious woman nearly three years. She was reportedly raped in Vandenburg’s dorm room by the four former players.
Brandon Vandenburg was said to be the mastermind of the despicable plot and he will likely face the heaviest of the sentencing at this point. He currently faces a prison sentence of 15-25 years.
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