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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tennessee Judge Seals Evidence in Vanderbilt Football Player Sexual Assault Trial

Judge Monte Watkins entered an order sealing all evidence in the 12 day trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused and later convicted of raping a female student.  The trial was public.  It appears that no such ruling sealing evidence has ever been made in Tennessee.  Judge Watkins made other rulings during the trial to keep information from being made public.  Vanderbilt might face civil lawsuits as well.  Similar cases involving Florida State and Oregon football and basketball players also resulted in civil lawsuits against the universities.   





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