Cory Batey in court Wednesday morning. A trial date was set for
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A trial date has been set for two of four former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student.
Brandon Vandenburg, 20, and Cory Batey, 19, will go on trial on August 11, 2014.
Trial dates for Tip McKenzie and Brandon Banks, both 19, will be set at a later date. Their cases were separated from the other two players on Wednesday, and it's believed they will testify against them.
Only Vandenburg and Batey were in the courtroom during the brief discussion hearing at the Justice A.A. Birch Building.
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.
They have been dismissed from the team and suspended from school. They are out of jail on bond, awaiting trial.
Wide receiver Chris Boyd last month entered a conditional guilty plea to attempting to help cover up the crime. He was dismissed from the team but allowed to stay in school.
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.