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Vanderbilt announced it has dismissed Chris Boyd from both the football team and athletic program.
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune said, in a prepared statement, that the decision came after a review that included information that came out in open court as a part of his plea bargain hearing.
"Vanderbilt's athletic administration, in conjunction with its head football coach, today dismissed Chris Boyd from the university's football team and athletic program. The action came after an ongoing review that included information disclosed during a hearing September 13 in Davidson County Criminal Court.
The review concluded that Mr. Boyd's admitted actions are clearly inconsistent with the high standards of behavior expected of our student-athletes." said Fortune.
Boyd entered a conditional guilty plea to a role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm on the school's campus th...
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Chris Boyd was removed from the Vanderbilt football team, after he plead guilty last week to trying to cover-up and alleged rape that took place on campus involving four former members of the football program. He remains on scholarship, and…Read more →
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.
In a tough blow to the Vanderbilt Commodores football program, star wide receiver Chris Boyd has officially been dismissed from the team.
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...