- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former Vanderbilt football players who were previously convicted of raping an unconscious student have been scheduled to be retried Nov. 30.

The new date came Wednesday after a Nashville prosecutor told a judge that he wants former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey to be retried as quickly as possible. They had been convicted on multiple charges of rape and were being held in jail awaiting sentencing when a judge set aside their guilty verdicts last month.

The request to set aside the verdicts came after defense attorneys were alerted that the jury foreman was a victim of statutory rape as a teen but didn’t disclose that.

Vandenburg, Batey and two other former players are accused of raping an unconscious 21-year-old student in a dorm room in June 2013.

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com


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