Boyd dismissed by Vanderbilt

Boyd dismissed by Vanderbilt


Nashville (WATE) - Four weeks after being indicted in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Vanderbilt has dismissed receiver Chris Boyd from the Commodore's football team.

"Vanderbilt's athletic administration, in conjunction with its head football coach, today dismissed Chris Boyd from the university's football team and athletic program,' said Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune in a statement.

"The action came after an ongoing review that included information disclosed during a hearing Sept. 13 in Davidson County Criminal Court. The review concluded that Mr. Boyd's admitted actions are clearly inconsistent with the high standards of behavior expected of our student-athletes."

Boyd was the team's second leading receiver last season. He was indicted as an accessory after the fact.

He is the fifth player to be dismissed from the team in connection with the alleged incident.


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