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Vanderbilt dismisses WR Chris Boyd after plea deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Suspended Vanderbilt receiver Chris Boyd has been dismissed from the university following his conditional guilty plea for his role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student.

Vanderbilt officials announced Tuesday Boyd was dismissed for actions "clearly inconsistent with the high standards of behavior" expected of their student-athletes.

Boyd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in exchange for agreeing to testify against the four former teammates for the rape in a campus dormitory of an unconscious student in June.

At a hearing Sept. 13, the prosecutor said Boyd was called to the dormitory of another player, where he found the woman unconscious and partially clothed in the hallway. The prosecutor said Boyd and two others carried the woman to the bed of a fellow player and then left.


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