Horrible horrible story. But you missed one good thing related to your Sept 10 story about Coach Franklin being involved. The DA statement specifically said Franklin not involved. Also Midday 100 radio has issued an apology to Franklin for having that Allyn character on the show and stating incorrect information. :)
Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, charged with a felony accessory after the fact in a rape case, has cut a deal with prosecutors that gives him a misdemeanor charge that can be wiped from his record.
The Tennessean says Boyd pleaded guilty to “criminal intent” to being an accessory after the fact. He’ll be placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days. If he completes it, his record will be cleared. As part of the deal, he agreed to testify against four former teammates. At issue was video evidence of the alleged sexual assault.
Four ex-Vanderbilt players are accused of raping an unconscious female student in June. In court today, a prosecutor mentioned that cocaine might have been involved the night of the rape. Boyd’s name was not connected to cocaine use.
Prosecutor Tom Thurman said one of the four ex-players asked Boyd for help the night of the incident and that Boyd, Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta Samuels and Vanderbilt tight end Dillon van der Wal helped move the alleged victim.
A Vanderbilt spokeswoman says Boyd will remain suspended from the team pending further review. He remains on scholarship.