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Former Football Players Plead Not Guilty To Rape Charges

Eric Parra |
August 21, 2013 | 5:00 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

The incident originally occurred in June (creative commons)
The incident originally occurred in June (creative commons)
Vanderbilt University football players pleaded not guilty on Wednesday after going to court for allegedly raping a 21-year-old female student back in June.

Between the football players, four of them went with a not guilty plea to the rape charges while the fifth former player, Chris Boyd, pleaded not guilty to a lesser charge of being an accessory to the crime.

Boyd’s father, Steven Boyd, reported claims that the Metro District Attorney’s Office had done irreparable damage to his son’s integrity and reputation while the indictment was unnecessary.

None of the charged students appeared in court.

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