- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A lawyer representing a former Vanderbilt football player convicted of raping an unconscious woman wants to be taken off the case.

Worrick Robinson is the primary lawyer for 22-year-old Cory Batey, who was found guilty after a trial in April and sentenced last month to 15 years in prison. Robinson told The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/2aKQEXz ) he asked to be removed from the case because he doesn’t handle appeals.

A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday.

Tennessee Department of Correction records show Batey is being housed at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Another former player charged in the case, 23-year-old Brandon Vandenburg, was found guilty in June and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 30.


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

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