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Former Vandy Player Charged With Rape Appears In Court

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lawyers and prosecutors made their arguments in court Tuesday morning in a motions hearing for a former Vanderbilt football player charged with rape.

Brandon Vandenburg is one of four former players charged over the summer with aggravated rape and sexual battery stemming from an alleged attack on a 21-year-old Vanderbilt student in an on-campus dorm.

At a motions hearing Tuesday, Vandenburg officially took on two new lawyers, Fletcher Long and John Herbison. They also asked for more time to prepare for the trial scheduled for next August.

After the hearing, Long challenged key video evidence from the dorm where the alleged attack occurred and Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman responded.

"I believe the tapes and their contents have been exaggerated and oversold. And when the truth comes out people who rushed to judgment will have regret," Long said outside of the court.

"I have no comment on the video. It's unethical for lawyers to discuss evidence prior to trial like some might," Thurman said.

Prosecutors also made some challenges against some of Vandenburg's lawyers from California, but the judge did not issue a ruling.

Vandenburg's attorneys said there's been an unfair rush to judgment against their client.

Brandon Vandenburg spoke with our own Nick Beres about the case, his arrest, and football at Vanderbilt. Tune in Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the exclusive interview.

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