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Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

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By SHEILA BURKE

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A prosecutor trying the rape case against two former Vanderbilt football players says the video and photo evidence taken during the alleged crime would be enough to convict the men on most of the charges.

Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman told jurors Monday during closing arguments that beyond the video footage and photographs, testimony from several athletes shows the players are guilty.

Former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are standing trial on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Two other former players are facing the same charges.

Worrick Robinson, a defense attorney for Batey, told the jury the testimony indicated his client was drunk and didn't know what he was doing.

Vandenburg's defense is to make a closing argument Tuesday morning.

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