Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/17/13
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.
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