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DA's office: Memphis jurors will decide Vanderbilt rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Davidson County district attorney's office says jurors from Memphis will be selected for the retrial of a former Vanderbilt football player who will be retried for rape next month.

DA spokeswoman Dorinda Carter said in an email that jurors will be selected in Memphis and brought to Nashville to decide the fate of Brandon Vandenburg. Vandenburg is one of four former players who was charged with the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.

He and Cory Batey were tried and found guilty last year, but the verdicts were thrown out after it was revealed that a juror was a victim of statutory rape.

A jury from Knoxville convicted Batey of aggravated rape and other charges earlier this month.

Two other former players have not yet been tried.