Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey has been sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence for his conviction of a sexual assault of a female student in 2013.
— Stacey Barchenger (@sbarchenger) July 15, 2016
The 15-year sentence is the minimum term he could be sentenced for under Tennessee’s sentencing guidelines. The state had asked for the maximum prison sentence of 25 years to serve as a deterrent to future campus rape incidents.
It was a contentious case that rocked the Vanderbilt community. Batey was tried and convicted twice after his first conviction was thrown out. The evidence still mounted against him and he was still convicted.
Batey was one of four Vanderbilt athletes charged with sexual assault. One of his co-defendants was convicted and is awaiting sentencing. The other two defendants have not faced trial yet.