Wisconsin won’t have two of its top four wide receivers to begin the season.
Junior Quintez Cephus was suspended indefinitely earlier this week after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault. Today, Danny Davis was suspended for the first two games of the season by coach Paul Chryst.
“Based on the information I have available to me at this time, I have decided to suspend Danny Davis for the first two games of the season,” Chryst said in a statement released by the school. “Should further information become available that warrants a reevaluation of the length of the suspension, I will assess that information. We have a high standard of conduct within our football program and we cannot accept behavior that is not consistent with that standard.”
Though not charged with a crime, Davis was mentioned in the criminal complaint filed against Cephus. According to one of the victims, she was laying on the floor and saw Davis, who is Cephus’ roommate, laughing and taking pictures as she tried to get up. Cephus told police that a picture was taken but it was quickly deleted.
As a true freshman, Davis finished fourth on the team in catches with 26, while grabbing five touchdowns, tied for the second-most on the team.
Davis will miss games against Western Kentucky on August 31st and New Mexico on September 8th. He will be eligible to return against BYU on September 15th.
With Cephus and Davis out, the starting wide receivers figure to be junior A.J. Taylor, sophomore Kendric Pryor and redshirt sophomore Aron Cruickshank, with redshirt sophomores Taj Mustapha and Adam Krumholz and redshirt freshman Cade Green, as potential options.