Former Wisconsin Wide Receiver Quintez Cephus Sues The University

Former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University, claiming he was used as the scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that led to his temporary expulsion.

Cephus seeks unspecified damages in his lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison, accusing the defendants of violating his due process rights, violating Title IX provisions and breach of contract.

Cephus was suspended from the football team in August of 2018 and was expelled from the University for violating non-academic misconduct code as part of the Title IX investigation following his arrest on second-degree and third-degree sexual assault charges.

Ultimately, a jury acquitted Cephus and he returned to the University and football program for the 2019 season before going to the NFL, being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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