Vanderbilt rape case filing: Florida woman bought drinks for players

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg, center, stands with his attorneys Nathan Colburn, left, and David King, right, during a discussion hearing at the Birch Building on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Nashville. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Sanford Myers)

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg, center, stands with his attorneys Nathan Colburn, left, and David King, right, during a discussion hearing at the Birch Building on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Nashville. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Sanford Myers)

A Florida woman provided an open bar tab for Vanderbilt University football players, according to a new court filing, painting a picture of free booze and — at least in one case — cash for student-athletes.

The filing, submitted to the court Monday afternoon by attorneys for Brandon Vandenburg, places a Florida woman at the center of an ongoing party, one where an open bar tab meant free drinks for players and a student whose unconscious, videotaped rape on June 23, 2013, led to the arrest of Vandenburg and three others. The new filing also provides new details about potential DNA evidence in the case and the victim's actions after police began investigating.

The Florida woman, Angela Gentry of West Palm Beach, Fla., said she had met Vandenburg once but denied knowing him. She denied regularly buying drinks for athletes but said it had may have happened on occasion. She said she never bought a drink for the alleged victim in the rape case.

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