Ex-Vanderbilt WR Boyd entering NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd has decided to enter the NFL draft.

Boyd's agent, Chris Turnage, confirmed Tuesday that Boyd is planning to turn pro instead of transferring to another school. Boyd's decision was first reported by nfl.com.

Boyd was dismissed from Vanderbilt's team in September as part of an investigation that resulted in four of his teammates being arrested on charges of aggravated rape, though he remains enrolled at the school. Boyd entered a conditional guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge for his role in attempting to cover up the crimes.

Boyd was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days of probation, and his record will be cleared if he successfully completes it. As a condition of his plea, he agreed to testify against the others involved.

Boyd, who was listed at 6-foot-4 on Vanderbilt's roster, caught 50 passes for 774 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore last season.

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