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Changing Tide? Four Vanderbilt football players dismissed amid sex crime probe

Posted by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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Four Vandy football players dismissed amid sex crime probe

By Michael Martinez and Joe Sutton, CNN
updated 5:08 PM EDT, Sat June 29, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Four players are dismissed and suspended from school
  • Sex crime detectives are looking into alleged incident in Vanderbilt dorm
  • "We will not tolerate any actions that threaten student safety," school official says
  • Team's 9-4 record last year was best since 1915

(CNN) -- Four Vanderbilt University football players were dismissed from the team and suspended from the school as sex crime detectives look into an alleged incident in a dormitory, the college and police said Saturday.

The school and police declined to release further details about the team rule violations.

Vanderbilt University Police reported the incident to Nashville, Tennessee, police on Wednesday, authorities said. The school said it's cooperating with investigators.

The city's sex crime investigators are looking into "a matter that is alleged to have occurred at a Vanderbilt University dormitory," Nashville Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said Saturday.

The investigation is ongoing, Aaron said.

While on interim suspension from the school, the four players can't be on campus without explicit permission from the school's office of student conduct and academic integrity, the university said.

"The well-being of our students is of paramount concern to us, and we will not tolerate any actions that threaten student safety and security," Vanderbilt vice chancellor for public affairs Beth Fortune said in a statement.

Last season, Vanderbilt finished 9-4 for its best record since 1915 when it was 9-1. The team won the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, beating North Carolina State 38-24.

Neon Washable Paint

by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Bump

Happymamax2
by Silver Member on Jun. 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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This makes me hopeful that these types of crimes will be taken more seriously.  Big name schools have to take a stand.  Of course, this type of behavior has been tolerated for so long, it's going to take some time....

muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Jun. 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Good for the school.

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jun. 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

They are not giving out any information about the investigation, but apparently something happened in one of the dorms during this summer session. The students/football players are banned from campus "for the safety of the students" until the investigation is over.

This may wind up being a big story when the information finally comes out.

I am hoping it is a change in the way these cases are handled.

Quoting Happymamax2:

This makes me hopeful that these types of crimes will be taken more seriously.  Big name schools have to take a stand.  Of course, this type of behavior has been tolerated for so long, it's going to take some time....


Neon Washable Paint

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Bump
TCgirlatheart
by TC on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Good for the school, I hope more schools follow suit.

~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

codfish
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM
I haven't seen our local news in a week, but I will look for this. Vandy is an excellent school that is known for
here for not taking crap from students. It doesn't surprised me that they are banning them.
NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jul. 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Let us know if to hear anything because I can't seem to find any more info about this than is stated here. They are being right lipped for sure.

Quoting codfish:

I haven't seen our local news in a week, but I will look for this. Vandy is an excellent school that is known for

here for not taking crap from students. It doesn't surprised me that they are banning them.
NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jul. 3, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Has anyone heard anything else about this case?
stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Jul. 3, 2013 at 8:18 AM
I didn't hear anything about it at all but I forsee a big scandal on the way. Im sure the argument will be that thw young woman waa drunk and asking for it.
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