Vanderbilt Athletics

Commodores football roster updated; Coach issues statement

July 15, 2013

The Vanderbilt Commodores' 2013 football media guide that will be released on Tuesday, July 16, at SEC Media Days has been updated online to reflect the team's current roster.

Brandon Banks, Cory Batey, Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie and Brandon Vandenburg will not be a part of the 2013 roster, based on a violation of team rules as announced on June 29.

Head Coach James Franklin issued the following statement:

"For student athletes at Vanderbilt, it is a privilege, not a right, to be a part of the program. My coaching staff and I make sure every member of our team understands that. We insist on high standards of personal responsibility and integrity, and there are consequences when those standards are not met.

"In dealing with this matter, the Commodores football team will continue to hold itself to the same high standards of responsibility and integrity Vanderbilt demands of all of our students.

"We are cooperating fully with the Nashville Police Department and have pledged not to say or do anything that could interfere with its work or compromise the rights of anyone involved. We have not prejudged anyone's guilt or innocence."

The university will comment further when appropriate.

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