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Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd was second on the team in 2012 with 50 receptions and 774 yards.(Photo: Spruce Derden, USA TODAY Sports)


Fifth Vanderbilt football player indicted in rape case
Duane W. Gang, The Tennessean 6:31 p.m. EDT August 16, 2013

Three more people — including a star wide receiver on Vanderbilt University's football team — were indicted Friday in connection with the ongoing investigation into the rape of a 21-year-old unconscious woman at a campus dorm this summer.

Commodores wide receiver Chris Boyd, 21, is charged with one felony count of being an accessory after the fact. Vanderbilt, in a statement, called the allegations "deeply troubling" and suspended Boyd from the football team.

Police accused Boyd of essentially taking part in an attempted coverup of the sexual assault through advice to certain defendants indicted last week as part of the ongoing investigation.

Also charged were Miles Joseph Finley, 19, of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., and Joseph Dominick Quinzio, 20, of Palm Desert, Calif., both accused of tampering with evidence.

They were high school teammates and friends of Brandon Vandenburg, one of the four former Vanderbilt players charged with multiple counts of rape.

Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier set Boyd's bond at $25,000. Boyd, of Roswell, Ga., is expected to surrender, police said.

Sheriff's deputies in Riverside County, Calif., arrested Finley on Friday afternoon and both are in custody. Finley tried to flee when he saw deputies outside his house. Finley's bond was set at $150,000. The search continues in California for Quinzio, police said.

People who answered the telephones at the homes of Finley and Quinzio declined comment Friday. A roster from Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert, Calif., shows Finley and Quinzio were teammates of Vandenburg. Quinzio also played together with Vandenburg at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif.

"Today's indictment reflects the hundreds of law enforcement hours that have gone into this case thus far, and the absolute seriousness of this entire matter," Chief Steve Anderson said in a statement. "We are looking at all persons who may have been involved in this event, before, during and after the fact. Additional charges cannot be ruled out."

Vandenburg, 20, from California; Cory Batey, 19, of Nashville; Brandon Eric Banks, 19, from Maryland; and JaBorian "Tip" McKenzie, 18, from Mississippi, are each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg, who remains in jail, is also charged with one count of unlawful photography and tampering with evidence.

Batey, Vandenburg and Banks are scheduled for arraignment next week. Earlier this week, McKenzie, who was given a far lower bond — $50,000 — than his former teammates, pleaded not guilty and will skip next week's court appearance.

Vanderbilt released the following statement Friday afternoon:

"Today the Davidson County District Attorney charged Chris Boyd, a member of the Vanderbilt football team with accessory after the fact related to the incident that occurred in a Vanderbilt residence hall June 23. The charges follow those announced Aug. 9 stemming from the same incident. All of these allegations, including those brought today, are deeply troubling, and we take them very seriously.

"Pursuant to the athletic department conduct policy, Mr. Boyd has been suspended from the football team, pending further review.

"We continue to respect that at this point in the criminal justice process no determination of guilt has been made. We continue to cooperate closely with the District Attorney's office and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department."

Boyd is a junior wide receiver with the Commodores. He has 81 career receptions for 1,247 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The 6-4, 205-pound receiver is majoring in human and organizational development.

He and senior Jordan Matthews are Southeastern Conference's top two returning receivers. The duo combined for 144 receptions, 2,097 yards and 13 touchdowns last year.

The Commodores are scheduled to open the season at homeon Aug. 29 against Ole Miss.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc ... e/2666031/
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Wonder how many years these POS felons will be put away for?
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Well, that's one way to try and compete with the SEC's big boys - make sure your players are criminals.
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Blzbba wrote:SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!SEC!

Well, that's one way to try and compete with the SEC's big boys - make sure your players are criminals.
Yep, quite sad on all levels.
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It's sad but take a look at James Franklin and Vanderbilt and see how to handle issues like this. Doesn't look like there was any attempt to cover-up or excuse the (alleged) criminals. As it should be they've been punted from the team and school.

Maybe you might want to make sure the folks in Columbus and Happy Valley take a look at it.

Unfortunately way too many of the D1 level talents coming into college feel entitled and above rules and laws. Every major university has to deal with idiots today.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130818/COLUMNIST0202/308180068/Vanderbilt-s-James-Franklin-has-no-playbook-this
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pwbowen wrote:It's sad but take a look at James Franklin and Vanderbilt and see how to handle issues like this. Doesn't look like there was any attempt to cover-up or excuse the (alleged) criminals. As it should be they've been punted from the team and school.

Maybe you might want to make sure the folks in Columbus and Happy Valley take a look at it.

Unfortunately way too many of the D1 level talents coming into college feel entitled and above rules and laws. Every major university has to deal with idiots today.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130818/COLUMNIST0202/308180068/Vanderbilt-s-James-Franklin-has-no-playbook-this


fuk that - football is far more important than raping children at Happy Valley. Those Penn St. fans are a bunch of sick fuks - hopefully their stupid football team will suk asss for decades to come.

buncha child molesting-enablers.
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Blzbba wrote:
pwbowen wrote:It's sad but take a look at James Franklin and Vanderbilt and see how to handle issues like this. Doesn't look like there was any attempt to cover-up or excuse the (alleged) criminals. As it should be they've been punted from the team and school.

Maybe you might want to make sure the folks in Columbus and Happy Valley take a look at it.

Unfortunately way too many of the D1 level talents coming into college feel entitled and above rules and laws. Every major university has to deal with idiots today.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130818/COLUMNIST0202/308180068/Vanderbilt-s-James-Franklin-has-no-playbook-this


fuk that - football is far more important than raping children at Happy Valley. Those Penn St. fans are a bunch of sick fuks - hopefully their stupid football team will suk asss for decades to come.

buncha child molesting-enablers.


Oh, and I should've added Baton Rouge to my list along with Columbus and Happy Valley. I think Miles is more of a moron than a douchebag but the end result is the same.
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notice the deferment from responsibility by pointing fingers :lol:


its like attempting a conversation with women ... but, but, but, but... but Pterodactyls!!!!BBQ!!11!!!1!!!!!!ZOMG!!111!!
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Smart SEC school..

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The liquid manure spreader just drove through town and sprayed it all down with brown stink
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birddog wrote:notice the deferment from responsibility by pointing fingers :lol:


its like attempting a conversation with women ... but, but, but, but... but Pterodactyls!!!!BBQ!!11!!!1!!!!!!ZOMG!!111!!


Someone's in full blown troll mode I see. Crime (allegedly) committed, people charged, people punted off of team and suspended for school.

Exactly what else is it that Vandy and the big, bad oh so scary for you SEC is supposed to do?

Talk about acting like a woman, my daughter's middle school friends don't cry and whine about hurt feelings as much as you.

Do you get a shiny troll penny for every response? :lol:
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An update today from the wondeful world of Twitter:

On Saturday afternoon, the website Buzzfeed.com published a report on the recent rape case associated with the Vanderbilt football program. Four players were dismissed from the team after being arrested in connection with the rest. A fifth player — receiver Chris Boyd — was suspended after he was arrested for allegedly aiding his teammates in covering up the crime.

The Buzzfeed report made new claims: “But many disturbing details about the alleged crimes — including what is described as a racially charged video an an allegation that Vanderbilt coach James Franklin told a player to delete footage of the incident, which he strongly denies — have not been reported until now.”

Writer Bobby Allyn — a first-time Buzzfeed contributor — says his piece was “based on two dozen interviews with students, attorneys, and others with direct knowledge of the night and the ongoing investigation.”

Allyn wrote:
“A source close to one of the defendants said he believes that Franklin encouraged a player to delete a video of the incident after the player showed it to Franklin.

‘I’m 99.9% sure that Franklin saw the video,’ the source said. ‘And I wouldn’t be surprised if the public finds this out soon.’

‘Coach Franklin denies that emphatically,’ said Hal Hardin, Franklin’s attorney. ‘People always speculate and gossip. There is no truth to that accusation whatsoever. It’s inflammatory.’”

Yesterday, Vanderbilt’s third-year coach himself tackled the accusation:
“There’s nobody that understands the seriousness of this situation more than me. I could not be more sympathetic to the alleged victim. It’s a very, very serious issue, and I’m not going to waste your time or mine reacting to baseless statements. I’m not going to do it.

We’ve cooperated fully with the university. We’ve cooperated fully with the authorities. And that’s really as far as I’m going to go with it. I’m not going to waste your time or mine.”


Looks like the writer was a recently laid off newspaper guy from The Tennesseean, but he seems pretty unknown.

Until I see more than unnamed sources and no proof I'll lean towards Franklin. He's not Miles or Kiffin, he's been pretty above-board in his dealings at Vandy so far.

If he is involved as suggested here he needs to be fired and banned from the NCAA.
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