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2 former Vanderbilt football players charged in rape case to appear in court

Posted June 9

— Two of the former football players at the center of the Vanderbilt rape case will be appearing in court Friday morning.

Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie were both allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a female student in a dorm room in the summer of 2013.

Their co-defendants, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, have both already had trials and are serving prison time for their roles in the assault.

At a previous hearing, McKenzie testified that he did not touch the woman and took a photo of her when asked. He also admitted that he made a pact with the three other men to lie and cover up the assault.

Both Banks and McKenzie have previously pleaded not guilty to their charges.

Last fall, their attorneys said there were plea deals in the works, but no other details have been released.

Their hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

Stay with Channel 4 and for updates from the courtroom.

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