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Vanderbilt Kicks Five Players Off Football Team After Alleged Sexual Assault

Four of the players have been dismissed from the university outright after allegedly being part of a sexual assault; WR Chris Boyd has been removed from the team after allegedly trying to help cover up what happened

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DA: ACS Did Not Move Assault Victim; An Apology

Text messages from Chris Boyd suggesting the Vanderbilt quarterback moved the victim were mistaken, a spokeswoman for the local DA says

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Chris Boyd Kicked Off Vanderbilt Football Team

The university announces in a press release that the wide receiver is off the Commodores' football team

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Boyd Pleads Guilty

Things continue to get worse for Vanderbilt in the sexual assault case that has rocked the program

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Vanderbilt Investigation: Chris Boyd Indicted

The worst suspension for the football team yet was sparked by the latest indictment, as the cloud over the Commodores' 2013 season grew even darker

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Former Vanderbilt Players Charged with Rape

The four ex-Commodores involved in a sex-crimes investigation were indicted Friday, bringing the tragic situation one step closer to its conclusion

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Vanderbilt Dismisses Four Football Players

Vanderbilt has dismissed four players from the team in the wake of the ongoing investigation into alleged sex crimes on campus. The university has not named the players, but they are suspended from the university as well and are not allowed on campus.

Here is the school's statement in full:

Four members of the Vanderbilt University football team have been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

The four students have also been placed on interim suspension from the university, effective immediately, pending further investigation and/or a hearing. They may not return to campus for any purpose without explicit permission from the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.

Vanderbilt first reported the matter that led to the dismissals to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and is fully cooperating with the Metro Police investigation.

"The well-being of our students is of paramount concern to us, and we will not tolerate any actions that threaten student safety and security," said Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt vice chancellor for public affairs.

The university will comment further when appropriate.

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More Students Linked to Vanderbilt Investigation?

There's still a lot we don't know about this, but it's getting worse for Vanderbilt

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Vanderbilt Suspends Four; Sex Crime Investigated

The unnamed players could be tied to an ongoing sex-crimes investigation at the university in what could be an enormous black eye for Vanderbilt it it's true

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