The news out of Nashville about the former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping an unconscious woman on campus keeps getting more horrible: a fifth player has been indicted for his role in the sexual assault. The silver lining in all of this? Vanderbilt seems to be taking this incident quite seriously.
According to a report from CBS, the university suspended Chris Boyd after the 21-year-old wide receiver turned himself over to Metro Police on Friday:
Police say Boyd gave another defendant advice on how to cover up the crime.
Vanderbilt released a statement Friday saying he had been suspended from the team pending further review. Four other players already have been dismissed.
Police say Boyd's representatives are aware of the indictment and he is expected to turn himself in. His bond is set at $25,000.
Thus far, Vanderbilt has seemed to say and do all the right things — a recent statement Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune reiterated that, although none of the accused former players have been found guilty, the university is working closely with the district attorney’s office and police.
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