Ex-Vanderbilt Football Player Has Monitoring Device Removed
Updated: Tuesday, January 21 2014, 07:29 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey was back in court on Tuesday after months of constant monitoring by an electronic ankle monitoring device.
Judge Monty Watkins ruled today the rape suspect can have the device taken off, but Batey must report to the bondsman once a week. Batey has had to pay $400 dollars per month since his release from jail in August and his attorney says the cost has been a hardship and he is not a flight risk.
Batey, who lives in Nashville, was the only one of four former Vanderbilt football players required to wear the device. Prosecutors say he is a flight risk because of statements he allegedly made during recorded phone calls from the Metro jail and because of state's evidence against him.
Batey, Brandon Vandenburg, Brandon Banks and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie will stand trial for rape and sexual battery in mid-August.
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