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Is Chris Boyd close to a return?
Chris Boyd (VM-Stan Jones)
Posted Sep 11, 2013
It seems that legal representatives may be close to getting a resolution on at least part of the ongoing sexual assault case which left four players dismissed from the program and another suspended. The discussion date for Chris Boyd, and Boyd only, has been moved from its original date of September 19th to this upcoming Friday.
It seems that legal representatives may be close to getting a resolution on at least part of the ongoing sexual assault case which left four players dismissed from the program and another suspended. The discussion date for
, and Boyd only, has been moved from its original date of September 19th to this upcoming Friday.
Boyd was indicted on August 16th on the charges of felony accessory after the fact in the June rape of a Vanderbilt co-ed. Though he was suspended on the same day from the football program (and thus has not practiced or played with the team) he has stayed in school and attended classes throughout the investigation. This is worth noting as it is in sharp contrast to the other four involved who were all charged with multiple felonies and expelled from the university with haste.
This development is of interest because the change in date would seem to suggest that the sides are ready to seek some kind of plea deal. Any such deal would likely be for a reduced charge and would open up the door for Boyd's suspension to be lifted. As has been noted many times during this process Boyd has been nothing but helpful to the investigation and many were actually shocked he was dragged into the mire created by his former teammates in the first place.
If and when Boyd is cleared the question then becomes is he allowed back on the team or not? You would think that if
did not believe in his player then he would have dismissed rather than suspend Boyd in the first place. In all likelihood this means that Boyd will be back on the field sooner rather than later, but is it even possible he could be a factor this weekend against
One thing we know about Boyd from last year is that he has a solid grasp of the offense. The lack of playing time with
is likely to be an issue initially, but how long
wait to get Boyd paired up with
out wide. This pair, remember, was being heralded as the premier wide receiver combo in the SEC before Boyd's indictment. With
seemingly having stood up last weekend as a viable threat at the number three wide receiver position, the 'Dores could be even better than advertised through the air very soon.
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