They've both been ordered to wear GPS tracking devices at all times

By Tara Fowler
Updated June 25, 2015 11:00 AM
Mark Humphrey/AP(2)

Two former Vanderbilt football players were released from jail on Wednesday after a judge declared a mistrial five months after they were convicted of raping a young woman.

Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were released on bond. They’ve both been ordered to wear GPS tracking devices at all times, according to the Associated Press.

It originally took the jury just two hours to convict the former football players, who were each charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

But that verdict was thrown out after it was revealed that one of the jury members was a victim of statutory rape himself, a fact he failed to disclose ahead of the trial.

Prosecutors, who’ve insisted that the juror’s history did not affect the jury’s decision, have said they will retry the case, which featured testimony from the alleged victim. She testified in January that she had no memory of the assault until she saw a video of it.

Two other football players – Brandon E. Banks and Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie – are also charged in the attack. Their cases remain pending.

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