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Suspect in Vanderbilt rape case asks for GPS monitoring bracelet to be removed

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Prosecutors say one of the four former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping an unconscious woman is a flight risk.

Cory Batey and his attorney were in court Tuesday morning asking the judge to remove his court-ordered GPS ankle monitoring device.

He is the only one of the four defendants charged with raping an unconscious Vanderbilt student who has to wear the tracking device.

The prosecutor says that's because of comments he made while behind bars saying he would never go back to jail.

Batey's attorney argued that his client can't afford the fee of $400 per month to wear the GPS bracelet.

The judge decided Tuesday morning that he will review the request after 30 days.

Channel 4 talked with Batey after the hearing.

"I think, under the circumstances, I'm handling it as well as I can. I'm sticking close to my faith and my family," Batey said.

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