Ex-Vanderbilt football player sentenced to 15 years for rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A judge sentenced former Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey to 15 years in prison late Friday morning.

Batey was convicted in April of raping an unconscious female student on Vanderbilt University’s campus in June 2013.

The former football player was convicted on one count of aggravated rape, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of facilitation of aggravated rape and two counts of attempted aggravated rape.

His former co-defendant Brandon Vandenburg will be sentenced on Sept. 30, 2016.

Vandenburg was found guilty of five counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of unlawful photography in the case during a separate trial this June.

Ex-football players Brandon Banks and Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie have yet to be tried for their alleged involvement in the rape.

It still remains unknown if plea deals will be accepted or if the two other former football players accused in the rape case will go to trial.

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