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New Court Date Set For Ex-Vandy Players In Rape Trial

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Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 19:55:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new court date has been set for two former Vanderbilt football players previously convicted of rape. The two were released from jail after a mistrial was declared in the case.

A court appearance for Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey has been scheduled for July 8 at 9 a.m.

It was not immediately known what would be addressed during the hearing, but a new trial date will likely be discussed, among other items.

Both men were convicted in January of raping a fellow student in an on-campus dorm room. A mistrial was declared in June after jury foreman Todd Easter failed to disclose during jury selection that he was a victim of statutory rape.

Easter did not mention that when he was 16-years-old, he was in a consensual relationship with a 23-year-old man. However, Easter said he doesn't consider himself a victim.

District Attorney Glenn Funk said he fully anticipates the case going to trial. A mid-September start date was expected to be asked for.

Vandenburg and Batey were released from jail after posting bond on June 24.

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