Vandy WR pleads guilty as accessory in rape case

TRAVIS LOLLER (Associated Press)
The Associated PressSeptember 13, 2013
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This August 2013 photo provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows former Vanderbilt football player Chris Boyd. Boyd has been indicted as being an accessory after the fact in the case of a rape of an unconscious 21-year-old student at a campus dormitory in June 2013. Waivers have been filed so the players involved won’t need to appear at an arraignment hearing in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Suspended Vanderbilt wide receiver Christopher Boyd has entered a conditional guilty plea to a role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student.

Deputy Attorney General Tom Thurman said in court on Friday that Boyd received text messages and phone calls from dismissed player Brandon Vandenburg about the woman June 23.

The prosecutor said Boyd went to Vandenburg's dorm and found the woman unconscious and partially clothed in the hallway. Thurman said Boyd lifted the woman and into Vandenburg's bed and left. He advised Vandenburg to delete video evidence and tell no one what happened.

Boyd was given an 11-month, 29-day suspended sentence for pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact. If he successfully completes his unsupervised probation, his record will be cleared.