With the announcement Monday that the University of Wisconsin has decided to reinstate former Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus as a student at the university following his acquittal on sexual assault charges earlier this month, take a look back at the Georgia native's time in Madison.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank must consider the ramifications for two groups who often face skepticism: African-Americans who are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system and women who believe they are victims of sexual assault.
A text message, which Cephus' defense says indicates sex involving Cephus and two women was consensual, was sent by one of the women before she realized what had happened that night, according to the woman's testimony Wednesday.
In opening statements Tuesday, a lawyer for former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus said Cephus had consensual sex with two women, while prosecutors and one of the woman said it was sexual assault.
A federal lawsuit filed by UW wide receiver Quintez Cephus, accusing UW of wrongdoing in its student disciplinary probe of Cephus, was dropped by his lawyers, who said they will re-file it after Cephus' trial on sexual assault charges in July.
Rather than being 8-0 and in the discussion for a playoff berth, UW has a 5-3 record entering November. The Badgers’ playoff hopes are gone and their aspirations for a return to the Big Ten Conference title game are hanging by a thread.
No other running back in college football comes close to Taylor’s domination over the past two years, and the 2019 season presents an opportunity for the New Jersey native to cement his place among the greatest to ever play at Wisconsin — or anywhere else, for that matter.