Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd pleads guilty to erasing video in rape case

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Mississippi

Vanderbilt receiver Chris Boyd pled guilty this morning to erasing video in the rape case. Because of his plea, Boyd avoids a felony conviction and two years in prison and settles for a misdemeanor that will be wiped off his record.

Boyd’s plea was ‘criminal intent’ and agreed to be placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days. Once his probation is complete, the misdemeanor will be taken off his record.

You can read more about the rape case and the four other former players involved here.


Vanderbilt vice chancellor for public affairs Beth Fortune issued a statement, via Tennessean.

“Chris Boyd will remain suspended from the Vanderbilt University football team, pending further review by the university. We have no further comment on the matter at this time.”



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