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New Developments in Rape Case Involving 4 Former Vanderbilt Football Players

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Right now, prosecutors are treating Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie as a separate case.

Prosecutors plan to take Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg to trial, but have pulled Banks and McKenzie aside into a separate case. Prosecutors didn't comment on why that happened, but Cory Batey's attorney says he believes Banks and McKenzie will now serve as witnesses.

4 former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student on Vanderbilt's campus in June appeared in a Nashville court. Those 4 are:

-Brandon Banks
-Jaborian McKenzie
-Corey Batey
-Brandon Vandenburg

Only Vandenburg and Batey were present when prosecutors moved to sever the case, trying Banks and McKenzie separately from Vandenburg and Batey. The prosecutor refuses to confirm that Banks and McKenzie will testify against Batey and Vandenburg.

Deputy District Attorney General Tom Thurman says right now, the state has not cut a deal with Banks or McKenzie. Vandenburg made no comment as he left the courtroom. Batey kept his remarks to a single word - Jesus. Robinson says that's a reference to his client's faith, as the case against him moves forward.

The trial for Vandenburg and Batey is set for August 11.

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