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Trial date set for 2 former football players in Vanderbilt rape investigation

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It will be 10 months before the trials begin for former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious woman, and two of the defendants are now expected to testify against the other two.

Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey are both scheduled to stand trial for the alleged crime on Aug. 11, 2014. They were both in court Wednesday morning.

Their co-defendants Brandon Banks and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie were somewhere in the courthouse but in an undisclosed location.

McKenzie's and Banks' cases will be separated, which means that Vandenburg and Batey will go to trial while McKenzie and Banks are expected to testify against them, according to one suspect's attorney.

All four suspects are still charged with aggravated rape and sexual battery.

Vandenburg faces additional charges of unlawful photography and tampering with evidence.

Vandenburg and his attorneys had no comment as they left the courtroom Wednesday, and there's still no word whether or not Banks and McKenzie will be given a plea deal.

All four are currently free on bond and have entered not guilty pleas.

The four football players were kicked off the team this summer after they were accused of being involved in the rape of an unconscious student inside an on-campus dorm room.

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