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          Exclusive: The Vanderbilt Football Player's Interview from behind Bars

          February 09, 2015



          It’s a shocking story that is making headlines across the nation: Two former Vanderbilt University football players, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, both 21, recently were found guilty of raping an unconscious female classmate in a campus dorm room in June 2013 after a night of drinking. In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Cory speaks out for the first time. What does he remember about that night? And, why does he believe he deserves a second chance?

          This program contains sexual content. Viewer discretion advised
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          Caught on Camera

          On that night in June 2013, surveillance footage shows Brandon Vandenburg carrying a female student — whom authorities say he had been dating — from her car and into a dorm room on Vanderbilt’s campus while accompanied by several of his teammates, including Cory Batey. Prosecutors say cell phone photos were taken inside the room before the group then carried the young woman to Vandenburg’s dorm room, where she was sexually violated. Prosecutors say Vandenburg took pictures and video of the assault and then shared them with friends.

          Cory testified in court that he was heavily intoxicated that night. “I was just … drunk out of my mind,” he said. “This is something I would never do in my right state of mind.”

          On January 27, 2015, Cory and Brandon Vandenburg were found guilty on multiple counts, including aggravated rape and sexual battery — some of which carry a maximum of up to 25 years in prison. Sentencing is set for early March.

          Cory, who is facing up to 145 years in prison, sits down for an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil. 


          “I look at the events of that night and what happened to that young girl … I have to ask you, what the hell were you thinking?”

          Dr. Phil asks Cory about the victim — and the derogatory name he used to describe her.


          “Cory, did you fail your mother here?”


          Tune in to hear more of Dr. Phil’s exclusive interview with Cory — and Cory’s attorney. What message does Cory have for the victim?

           

           
           

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          • Criminal Justice Center
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