Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin was in the hot seat Thursday at SEC Media Day in Birmingham, where the questions were less about football and more about the recent scandal involving fourMore >>
Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin was in the hot seat Thursday at SEC Media Days in Birmingham.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving four Vanderbilt football players continues, and evidence has been submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The university released a statement Saturday morning saying that four players, who have not been identified, have been kicked off the team and suspended from the university immediately, pending further investigation into sex crime allegations.
Three of the four former players have hired attorneys. High-profile Nashville lawyer Worrick Robinson is now representing two of the players while Grover Collins has been hired by a third former player.
No arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed. The district attorney's office is meeting with detectives on any
possible charges as the investigation progresses, Metro police said.
It could take weeks before charges are filed, if at all, or the former players are named in public, because the case may go directly to the grand jury.
Collins said he wouldn't be surprised if the case were presented directly to the grand jury due to the nature of the allegations. He added the district attorney's office is sensitive to protecting the alleged victim's rights and identity no matter the outcome of the investigation.
Metro police detectives began investigating after they were notified by Vanderbilt University police of the alleged assault, which was reported to have occurred June 23 inside a campus dormitory. Since that time, police say they have interviewed a number of people and collected evidence to send to the TBI Crime Laboratory.
The players are not allowed back on campus for any reason without permission from the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, the university said.
The TBI said it is common for police departments to send evidence to the state lab, but the agency would not say what kind of evidence has been collected.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:45 GMT
Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.More >>
The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:40:52 GMT
Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia...More >>
Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>