Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
A jury convicted former Vanderbilt football players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey on Tuesday of raping a former student. The incident happened back in 2013. Per ESPN:
quote:The two former players face decades in prison when they are sentenced March 6.
A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.
The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty. Batey was stoic, staring ahead and Vandenburg shook his head "no,'' appearing stunned. His father had an outburst and abruptly left the courtroom.
The victim, who was a 21-year-old neuroscience and economics major at the time of the 2013 attack, cried as each guilty verdict was announced.
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