The Latest: Wisconsin says Cephus has ‘eligibility issues’

              Former Wisconsin Badger football player Quintez Cephus, center, greets current members of the team following a press conference to reiterated his request for reinstatement to the university in Madison, Wis. Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The former wide receiver was acquitted earlier this month of sexual assault charges stemming from a campus incident in his apartment. He was expelled from the university in March after the university's own internal investigation. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reinstating receiver Quintez Cephus following his acquittal on sexual assault charges (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

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.”