TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 15, 2016

Cory Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player found guilty of raping an unconscious woman, was sentenced to 15 years in prison today, the Tennessean reports. It was the minimum term possible for the crimes. The victim had asked for 25 years. Judge Monte Watkins, who presided over the case, said it was “one of the saddest” he has encountered in his 32-year legal career. Three other former football players were charged in the case. Brandon E. Banks and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial. Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty on all counts against him. He faces a sentencing hearing Sept. 30.