Jury selection underway for 2 ex-Vandy players in rape case

BY foxsports • January 12, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Prospective jurors in the trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm are being asked about their use of social media and whether they think drinking is morally wrong.

Lawyers also want to know whether they know anyone who has ever been sexually abused or raped.

Former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are accused along with two of their former teammates of raping an unconscious student in a dorm at the Nashville university in June 2013. All have pleaded not guilty.

The two former teammates who are charged are expected to testify against Vanderburg and Batey.

Questioning by their attorneys suggests that Vanderburg and Batey will use intoxication as a defense for some charges in the case.

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