Former Vanderbilt football player, 21, sobs as he tells Dr Phil he wouldn’t have gang-raped unconscious woman if his dad hadn’t died and left him without strong male figure.
Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey has said that he would not have raped an unconscious woman if his father hadn’t died when he was young.
The 21-year-old convicted rapist told Dr Phil through tears that if his father had not passed away from cancer when he was nine, he would’ve had a strong male figure to put him on the right track.
‘I would like to think I wouldn’t be in this position if he was alive, honestly,’ said Batey, who was one of 13 siblings.
‘I just think a man needs his father at a certain point in life to mold him and discipline him and I think I missed out on that and I kind of had to choose my own direction.’
Shocked, Dr Phil asked him: ‘Because he wasn’t there, do you not know right from wrong?’
‘Oh, I know right from wrong,’ he responded.
Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape last month after assaulting the woman in a dorm with three other football players after a night of drinking in June 2013 – in an attack caught on camera.
As he awaits his sentencing – where he faces more than 140 years behind bars – he sat down for an exclusive interview with Dr Phil, which will air in full on Monday afternoon.
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