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Former Vanderbilt football pleads guilty in rape case, sentenced 10 years probation

FOX 17 News

A former Vanderbilt football player has taken a plea deal to a charge stemming from the rape of an unconscious woman in a dorm room.

Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie pleaded guilty Monday to facilitation of aggravated rape, a felony. A judge sentenced him to a 10 year probation sentence. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

McKenzie previously described taking photographs as students sexually assaulted an unconscious woman on a Vanderbilt dorm room floor in 2013.

He was a key contributor in the state’s cases against the other three Vanderbilt football players charged:

  • Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years after he was found guilty on five counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of unlawful photography. Vandenburg’s motion for a new trial was denied.
  • Corey Batey was sentenced to 15 years on an aggravated rape charge.
  • Brandon Banks was sentenced 15 years for one count each of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery.
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