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Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey listens during the opening day of his trial in Judge Monte Watkins' courtroom in the A. A. Birch building in Nashville on Monday, April 4, 2016. Batey was drunk and manipulated by three of his teammates on the night that an unconscious female student was raped, an attorney for Batey argued Monday, a departure from previous arguments that blamed a permissive college culture.

An expert brought in by defense attorneys told a jury Tuesday that in the early morning hours of June 23, 2013, Cory Batey was drunk enough to do "silly things, jackass things."

What prosecutors say Batey did that day was rape an unconscious 21-year-old woman in a Vanderbilt University dorm.

Jonathan Lipman testified for the defense on Tuesday in Batey's second day of trial. Batey, a former Vanderbilt football player accused of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery, has faced a jury before. But a mistrial was declared in June, leading to Batey's retrial, which began Monday.

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