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Statement from Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on indictment of Vanderbilt student-athlete Chris Boyd

Posted on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 — 4:08 PM

On Aug. 16, Davidson County District Attorney charged Chris Boyd, a member of the Vanderbilt football team, with accessory after the fact related to the incident that occurred in a Vanderbilt residence hall June 23. The charges follow those announced Aug. 9 stemming from the same incident. All of these allegations, including those brought today, are deeply troubling, and we take them very seriously.

Pursuant to the athletic department conduct policy, Mr. Boyd has been suspended from the football team, pending further review.

We continue to respect that at this point in the criminal justice process no determination of guilt has been made. We continue to cooperate closely with the District Attorney’s office and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.


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