Chris Boyd: Vanderbilt Dismissed Him From Team After Guilty Plea

By Ty Duffy

Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd has been dismissed from the football team. Boyd pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of helping cover up an alleged aggravated rape committed by Vanderbilt players. He will avoid a felony conviction and prison, in exchange for testimony against the four players involved.

"“Vanderbilt’s athletic administration, in conjunction with its head football coach, today dismissed Chris Boyd from the university’s football team and athletic program. 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 is the fifth player from the Vanderbilt program to be booted as a result of this case. He was the team’s second-leading receiver in 2012.