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Vanderbilt WR Boyd, 2 Others Indicted In Vanderbilt Case

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt student and Commodore wide receiver Chris Boyd was one of three men indicted Friday in connection with an on-campus rape.

Boyd was charged with one felony count of being an accessory after the fact in connection with the June 23 sexual assault of a Vanderbilt student in a campus dorm. Arraignment was set for Wednesday.

Authorities said Boyd was accused of taking part in an attempted cover up of the sexual assault through his advice to certain defendants who were already indicted in the case.

Boyd surrendered to police Saturday morning. Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier set Boyd's bond at $25,000.

On Friday, two other California men were also indicted in connection with the case.

19-year-old Miles Joseph Finley and 20-year-old Joseph Dominick Quinzio, both of California, were charged with one felony count each of tampering with evidence. Police said Finley and Quinzio are acquaintances of defendant Brandon Vandenburg.

Finley and Quinzio allegedly tampered with certain electronic evidence in the case.

Finley fled after seeing police outside his California home Friday, but was taken into custody a short time later. Quinzio surrendered to Riverside County California Sheriff's Office Friday night. Their bonds were both set at $150,000 each, and they were awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

In a statement on Friday regarding the indictment of Vanderbilt student and athlete Chris Boyd, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune said: 

"All of these allegations, including those brought today, are deeply troubling, and we take them very seriously. Pursuant to the athletic department conduct policy, Mr. Boyd has been suspended from the football team, pending further review. We continue to respect that at this point in the criminal justice process no determination of guilt has been made. We continue to cooperate closely with the District Attorney's Office and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department."

The arraignment for Vandenburg, Cory Batey, Brandon Banks, and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie was also scheduled for Wednesday.

The four were indicted August 9 on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.

Banks, McKenzie, and Batey have since been freed on bond. Vandenburg remained in jail in lieu of $350,000 bond.

Last week, McKenzie pleaded not guilty and waived his right to appear at arraignment.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the four defendants raped an unconscious victim inside Vandenburg's room at his Gillette House dorm in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 23.

The university was made aware of the situation when officials observing the dorm's hallway surveillance recordings for an unrelated situation saw concerning behavior by the defendants.

Vanderbilt dismissed the players June 29 and kicked them off campus pending the investigation by the Metro Nashville Police Department's sex crimes unit.

The investigation was still ongoing and more charges could follow.

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