Brandon Banks admitted to Lane College, plans to play football

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A former Vanderbilt football player accused of raping an unconscious student has been admitted to Lane College, and the coach there says he will play football.

Lane President Logan Hampton told The Jackson Sun on Monday night that 21-year-old Brandon Banks had been admitted, and head football coach Derrick Burroughs confirmed that Banks is on campus and will play with the Division II team.

Mark Scruggs, Banks' attorney, did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Banks was indicted in the case along with three other former Vanderbilt football players. Two of the players, 22-year-old Brandon Vandenburg and 21-year-old Cory Batey, were found guilty at trial in January, but a mistrial was declared because of an issue with a juror. They are set for a second trial in November.

Banks and the fourth man charged, Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, are awaiting trial.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.