Brandon Vandenburg & Cory Batey Guilty: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Brandon Vandenburg Highlights High School Vanderbilt Player Rape

On Tuesday, Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty by a jury in a June 2013 campus rape case — Brandon Vandenberg and Cory Batey.

The University suspended four students — who were each eventually indicted — in total almost two years ago after the students allegedly raped an unconscious woman in a campus dorm room.

With this result, some closure can finally happen for the university.

Here else is what you need to know:


1. Vandenburg Was a Top Recruit Coming Out of High School

Brandon Vandenburg Highlights High School Vanderbilt Player Rape

Brandon Vandenburg was one of the nation’s top junior-college recruits. Vandenburg signed with Vanderbilt University out of college, when he attended the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California in February. He was also expected to compete for a started position on the team this season.


2. The Trial Lasted 12 Days in Total

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The jury verdicts were read this afternoon after deliberations of about three hours.

The verdicts conclude the 1st round of the criminal case against four men.


3. Vandenburg and Batey Were Found Guilty of All Charges

Vandenburg and Batey, each 21, faced five charges of aggravated rape and two charges of aggravated sexual battery, which they were found guilty of all.

Two other former Vanderbilt football players, Jaborian McKenzie and Brandon E. Banks, both 20, were also accused and still await their trial.


4. Batey Was Horrified About the Pictures on His Phone

According to Batey’s testimony:

I didn’t know how they got there. I didn’t know what had happened to the young lady in the pictures, and I immediately deleted them.

They explained to me that I was kind of wild that night.”

Bates did not check on the woman the next morning, and proceeded to go to church as he normally would.


5. The Sentencing for Both is March 6

Both players will be sentenced on March 6. The trial for the other two players should begin sometime later this year.


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