Saturday, June 29, 2013

ICYMI: Four Vanderbilt Football Players Investigated for Sex Crimes (UPDATED: They're Gone)

((ht: tennessean.com))

How very SEC of the Vanderbilt Commodores.

A report leaked out late Friday afternoon that 4-Vanderbilt football players are suspended from the team pending the results of a police investigation that link them with sex crimes.

Metro Nashville Police wouldn't identify the players or specify the crimes other than to say that they were notified by Vanderbilt police on Wednesday of an incident that may have involved the players took place in a school dormitory.

The school, nor coach James Franklin added anything of detail, citing the "Ongoing Investigation" line.

Read the full story from the Tennessean.com  RIGHT HERE

We await the outcome of this investigation because really, it is the 1st time something like this has happened and involved Vanderbilt in as long as we can remember.

The Commodores, long an SEC doormat, have had a revival in the past couple of seasons after the arrival of head coach James Franklin.

We would not go as far to say the school is attracting a "different" type athlete than they have in the past, but things have changed for the Nashville based school. A $31 million dollar new indoor football facility, 2 straight bowl appearances have the markings of a program on the rise.

Your TV story from our friends at Newschannel 5 (WTVF) in Nashville:

NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather

SATURDAY UPDATE: The players were dismissed from the football team and also placed the four players on interim suspension “effective immediately, pending further investigation and/or a hearing.” None of the four will be permitted to return to campus without permission from the office of student conduct and academic integrity.

“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,” Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt vice-chancellor for public affairs, said in a statement.

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