Initial court date set for 4 ex-Vanderbilt players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The former Vanderbilt football players charged with rape now have an initial court date.

An arraignment will be Aug. 21 for Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, Calif.; Cory Batey, 19, of Nashville; Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Md.; and Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Miss.

They each have been charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery involving an unconscious student at a campus dormitory in June.

McKenzie was released Saturday on $50,000 bond. Vandenburg and Batey currently are being held on $350,000 bond, while Banks, who turned himself in Sunday night, had his bail set at $250,000.

Authorities say the investigation of the June 23 incident at the Gillette House dormitory is ongoing.

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