Wisconsin Badgers starting wide receiver Quintez Cephus is taking a leave of absence from the team in anticipation of being charged for an incident that took place in April.
Cephus announced the leave on Twitter on Saturday, saying that the Dane County District Attorney’s office is preparing to issue “unspecified charges” against him and that he needs to focus on clearing his name.
— Quintez Cephus (@QoDeep_87) August 18, 2018
If Cephus is charged with sexual assault or any violent crime, he will be suspended immediately “pending factual inquiry,” according to Wisconsin’s student-athlete discipline policy.
Wisconsin's Quintez Cephus, the top wide receiver on the team, announces he will "take a leave of absence from the team" to deal with legal issues. Badgers first game is 13 days away. Big news in Madison. https://t.co/TxEciGgYyf
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) August 18, 2018
This sounds pretty bad if he’s already taking his own leave of absence to defend himself. College Football season is right around the corner…