Four Vanderbilt players dismissed amid sex crimes investigation


Four unnamed Vanderbilt players have been dismissed from the team.

The university released a statement Friday, saying four players were suspended from the team for a ‘violation of team rules’.

Vanderbilt University today announced that four members of its football team were suspended earlier this week for violation of team rules. As additional facts become known, Vanderbilt will take further action, if and as warranted.

Because of Vanderbilt’s ongoing investigation, the university will offer further comment when appropriate.

The Tennessean reported Friday that the suspensions were in fact related to an ongoing sex crimes investigation.

“I can confirm that the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit began an investigation on Wednesday in regard to a matter that was alleged to have occurred at a Vanderbilt University dormitory,” said Don Aaron, spokesman for Metro police. “Our sex crimes detectives became involved as the result of a notification to us on Wednesday from Vanderbilt University police. The investigation remains very much in progress.”

Nashville News 2 reported Saturday morning the four players have been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. The four former players have been placed on interim suspension from the university and may not return to campus without explicit permission.

We’ll update when new information is released.

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