One of the suspects in the Vanderbilt rape that shocked Middle Tennessee is now playing football for the Alcorn State Braves. Jaborian McKenzie, better known as ‘Tip’ was suspended from Vandy after he was named a suspect in a rape on campus earlier this summer along with three other players. He played wide receiver and returned kicks against Mississippi State and will continue to be part of the team according to the school.
According to Je’Kel Smith, director of sports information at Alcorn State;
““All I can tell you right now is what his attorney told us and what my coach told me today is he is in 100 percent full cooperation with the law. He’s cooperating with the police. As of right now, until anybody proves him guilty of anything, he’s eligible to play.” It hasn’t been a big issue here. He’s in cooperation, he’s playing for us now. Until anything else happens further in his case, he’s going to be a Brave.”
McKenzie was give the lowest bond of all four players who were initially arrested. The school must believe he will be pleading to a lesser charge or the charges will be dropped altogether.