The Latest: Wisconsin says Cephus has ‘eligibility issues’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reinstating receiver Quintez Cephus following his acquittal on sexual assault charges (all times local):
Wisconsin football officials say receiver Quintez Cephus is back on the team after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges but it might be some time before he plays in a game.
The university expelled Cephus earlier this year, months before his trial. Chancellor Rebecca Blank decided Monday to reinstate him.
Brian Lucas is a spokesman for Wisconsin football. He issued a statement late Monday afternoon saying Cephus has officially rejoined the team but he faces “eligibility issues” before he can participate in a game.
The statement doesn’t elaborate but goes on to say that the athletic department takes sexual misconduct allegations “very seriously.”