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Defense lawyers in Vanderbilt rape case ask for mistrial

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Defense attorneys for a former Vanderbilt football player who was convicted in the dorm room rape of a student are asking a judge to declare a mistrial in the case.

According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1EMRBSz ), Brandon Vandenburg's lawyers have filed a motion claiming a juror in his trial intentionally withheld information that he was a rape victim during the jury selection process so he could serve on the jury. The lawyers claim the juror was biased in his verdict.

Vandenburg is currently jailed, awaiting a June sentencing. A Nashville jury in January convicted him and former player Cory Batey of multiple counts of aggravated rape and sexual battery for the June 2013 campus assault of an unconscious female student. Two other former players are awaiting trial.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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