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Report: WR Chris Boyd Indicted In Vanderbilt Sex Crimes Case, Suspended From Team


The Vanderbilt sex crimes case continues to unfold, and yet another Commodores player could be facing trouble with the law.

On June 23rd, an alleged assault and rape took place in a Vanderbilt dormitory -- investigation of the incident is still ongoing, but head coach James Franklin has since dismissed several players from the team. Today, another player has been indicted on charges in the case -- wide receiver Chris Boyd.

According to a report by the Tennessean:

Boyd, 21, is charged with one felony count of being an accessory after the fact. He is essentially accused of taking part in an attempted cover up of the sexual assault through his advice to certain defendants who were indicted last week. Boyd’s representatives have been made aware of the indictment. He is expected to surrender. Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier set Boyd’s bond at $25,000.

Two other men were also indicted today, although they were not associated with the Vanderbilt program.

Vanderbilt released a statement that Boyd is now suspended from the football team:

Boyd was the leading receiving for Vanderbilt in 2012.