Found September 17, 2013 on
A fifth member of the Vanderbilt football team has dismissed following the rape of a female student. The Commodores announced Tuesday that wide receiver Chris Boyd is no longer part of the team, saying in a statement that Boyd’s “admitted actions are clearly inconsistent with the high standards of behavior expected of our student-athletes.” Boyd was indicted in August on a felony accessory charge, then reached a deal with prosecutors Sept. 13 in which he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for testifying against the four former Vanderbilt players charged with rape. Previously Vanderbilt had suspended Boyd from the football team. He was their leading receiver a year ago. Boyd’s misdemeanor conviction saw him sentenced to just under a year of probation but no jail time. The conviction will be wiped from his record at the end of his probation.

Vanderbilt dismisses WR Chris Boyd after guilty plea related to ongoing rape case.

Vanderbilt has dismissed wide receiver Chris Boyd from the Commodores football and athletic programs. Boyd recently plead guilty to reduced charges that he tried to cover up the alleged rape of a women by four former Vanderbilt football players. Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt's Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs released the following statement about Boyd's dismissal. ...

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Vanderbilt dismisses star WR involved in rape scandal

In a tough blow to the Vanderbilt Commodores football program, star wide receiver Chris Boyd has officially been dismissed from the team.
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