Ex-Vandy player accused of rape back on Alcorn St. football team - WKRN News 2

Ex-Vanderbilt player accused of rape back on Alcorn State football team

Posted: Updated: Sep 03, 2014 04:37 PM
Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie is one of four former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping an unconscious female in June 2013. Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie is one of four former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping an unconscious female in June 2013.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A former Vanderbilt University football player accused of raping an unconscious female in a dorm room has resumed his college football career.

According to the team's roster, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie suited up for Alcorn State University in Mississippi this past weekend.

McKenzie played for the team last year but was removed after only one game.

It wasn't immediately clear why Alcorn State reversed their previous decision and allowed him to play.

When asked, the school sent the following statement to News 2 Wednesday: "Alcorn State University has decided that Jaborian McKenzie, a student since 2013, will compete as a student-athlete on the 2014 Braves football team."

He and former teammates Brandon Banks, Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg are each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery for an alleged rape, which took place in Vandenburg's on-campus dorm room in June of 2013.

All four have since pleaded not guilty.

Click here for complete coverage on the Vanderbilt rape case.

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