College Football Superstar Sounds Like He’s In Major Legal Trouble. The Details Are Crazy
Wisconsin Badgers superstar wide receiver Quintez Cephus sounds like he might be facing some serious legal issues.
Cephus, who is a junior, released a statement Saturday night saying that he would be taking a leave from the football team in order to face “unspecified charges against me for an incident that occurred in April.” The star receiver maintained his innocence from the allegations that stem from a “consensual relationship.”
— Quintez Cephus (@QoDeep_87) August 18, 2018
Head coach Paul Chryst didn’t open up much more when addressing the media Saturday night. You can watch his brief comments below. (RELATED: THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD SHOULD FEAR WISCONSIN FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON)
Coach Chryst addresses the media following Saturday’s practice at Camp Randall pic.twitter.com/sYtfwyJ4oY
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 19, 2018
As Jeff Potrykus pointed out, it sounds like the charges he’s going to get hit with are some kind of assault charges.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) August 19, 2018
I don’t know what is going on, but the whole nature of this situation sounds crazy. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the Madison police department is keeping a tight lid on any information about whatever charges Cephus might face.
From a football perspective, this is huge for the highly-ranked Badgers. Cephus was without a doubt their best receiver, and snagged over 500 yards and six touchdowns in seven games before getting hurt last year.
I don’t know what the situation is up there in Madison right now, but this is about as bad as it can get for a team right on the eve of the season starting. Check back to The Smoke Room for more updates when we have them.