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Chris Boyd dismissed by Vandy

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Even as his legal woes came to an end with a plea deal to a reduced charge, Chris Boyd has found himself on the outside of the Vanderbilt football program looking in.

In a press release sent out late Tuesday afternoon, the school announced that Boyd has been dismissed from the Commodores football team.  The decision to dismiss comes four days after Boyd pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal intent in connection to a sexual assault case involving four former Vandy football players.

Boyd had originally been charged with felony accessory after the fact.

“The action came after an ongoing review that included information disclosed during a hearing Sept. 13 in Davidson County Criminal Court,” the statement from vice chancellor for public affairs Beth Fortune read. “The review concluded that Mr. Boyd’s admitted actions are clearly inconsistent with the high standards of behavior expected of our student-athletes.”

Boyd was placed on 11 months and 29 days of probation and, if he successfully completes that nearly year-long probationary period, he will have his record expunged.

Four of Boyd’s former Vandy teammates have been indicted on charges related to the on-campus rape of an unconscious female student.  It’s alleged that one of the four videotaped the sexual assault; the original charge against Boyd was based on the player allegedly erasing the video of the attack.

It also surfaced during Boyd’s hearing last Friday that he had went to an on-campus hall where the attack occurred and helped get the semi-nude female victim back into a room.  The prosecutor also stated at the hearing that one of the alleged perpetrators sent a text to Boyd “showing the unconscious victim with an object inserted in her anally.”  Boyd deleted that photo, and advised those allegedly involved in the rape to do the same.

Boyd was suspended by the football program shortly after his mid-August indictment.

Last season, Boyd’s 50 receptions for 774 yards and three touchdowns were third on the team.

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7 Responses to “Chris Boyd dismissed by Vandy”
  1. helladonks says: Sep 17, 2013 5:15 PM

    go ahead, hate on the sec because one of its members did the RIGHT thing

  2. suprmous says: Sep 17, 2013 5:35 PM

    What pieces of work these young men are: how proud their parents must be to know they raised such prime examples of nice, polite, carin, thoughtful, etc sons; NOT. What’s wrong with these kids is there undoubtably was no interaction at home and they were allowed to do as they wanted to and said to hell with their parents and/or any other adult. It sickens me not only as a female but as a human bein that there’s no regard to how the victim was goin to cope later. These 4 should’ve been put on exhibit for the entire University to see as to what ilk looks like. And for one to recieve such a light sentence is unphantomable. Had he gone to the Federal Pen he would’ve found out first hand what it was to be a bitch. Shame he couldn’t have had the luxury of bein a guest at Angola. Pretty Boy wouldn’t have lasted long. When I read this it infuriated me and it still gets to me how any male could do a female that way. And to take advantage of her when she was unconscious, my God that’s just wrong. Prayers go out to the young lady and may she not need long term counselin and have a halfway decent life without fear.

  3. thegamecocker says: Sep 17, 2013 9:51 PM


    100% correct! They will all look great in prison pinstripes! THUGS, LOW LIFES, and probably the same for their parents….you reap what you sow….

  4. suprmous says: Sep 18, 2013 5:58 AM

    gamecocker, can you believe in so many thumbs down in what I wrote? You just know the likes of those don’t have much regard for their own mothers or sistahs, if they’ll do that to a stranger, by postin thumbs down on a subject that by all accounts could’ve been for murder or homocide rather than the rape charge. It makes me wish they had done their crime in Louisiana and had to spend their sentence in Angola. In case some don’t know Angola’s one of the worst prison systems in this Country. Folks there don’t take no shit or play.

  5. thegamecocker says: Sep 18, 2013 7:48 AM


    Don’t sweat it darlin…..the world is a different place and some “peeps” will rationale anything. It’s crazy but I do wish they did the crime in Louisiana….they’d NEVER DO IT AGAIN after a “honeymoon” in ANGOLA PRISON.

  6. paulhargis53 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:28 AM

    Super, you do realize you are conversing with the biggest racist on this website, don’t you?

  7. bigdinla says: Sep 18, 2013 8:53 AM

    It’s OK, Les Miles has already offered Boyd a scholarship. Wanted to complete his set of sexual predators!

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