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Brandon Banks Sentenced to 15 Years In Vanderbilt Gang Rape Case

Brandon Banks Sentenced to 15 Years In Vanderbilt Gang Rape Case”

Brandon Banks, a former Vanderbilt football player, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in a gang rape of an unconscious woman in 2013, according to Stacey Barchenger of the Tennessean.

Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins sentenced Banks on Friday morning.

Two of his co-defendants, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, were also convicted and are already serving time in prison.

Under Tennessee law, Banks could have received anywhere from 15 to 25 years.

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He was found guilty on one count each of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery for using a water bottle to penetrate an unconscious woman four years ago.

The victim was unconscious when carried into a dorm room by Vandenburg early on June 23, 2013.

Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, the fourth former player charged, has testified against his teammates in hopes of a favorable plea deal.

Banks' attorneys argued that the defensive back was bullied into participating by the other men.

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