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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