Brandon Banks’ trial date could be decided Thursday


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A trial date for ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks could be decided on Thursday.

Banks is accused in the high-profile Vanderbilt rape case that allegedly happened inside a football player’s dorm room in June 2013. He’s charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery alongside three of his former teammates. Two of those players, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, have since been convicted of the crime.

News 2 has learned Banks’ trial could be set for June 19, 2017 and he has refused to take an eight-year plea offer.

The fourth former player accused in the case, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, has not yet gone to trial and it’s not yet known if he will.

Just last week, Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years in prison by Judge Monte Watkins.

Batey received a 15 year sentence, also from Judge Watkins, earlier this year.Click here for complete coverage of the Vanderbilt rape case

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