College Football Star Faces Decades In Prison. The Allegations Are Absolutely Horrific
Suspended Wisconsin football star Quintez Cephus could potentially spend the next several decades in prison after being hit with two sexual assault charges Monday.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported the following:
University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged Monday with second- and third-degree sexual assault of two intoxicated women who said he sexually assaulted both of them, and said that Cephus and his roommate, teammate Danny Davis, laughed and took photos of the women, according to a criminal complaint.
The third-degree sexual assault charge carries up to 10 years of combined prison and extended supervision. The second-degree sexual assault charge carries a 40-year maximum.
The details of the alleged incident are downright disturbing. According to the same report, the two women met up with Cephus at a bar, where both were very intoxicated. Eventually, Cephus took them to his apartment, which is where the alleged assaults occurred. One of the alleged victims was “barely able to lift her head and never opened her eyes during her interview” with police at Meriter Hospital April 22 at 4:30 am. At one point, the interview had to be stopped so that she could vomit.
The unnamed alleged victim also reportedly sent multiple text messages from Cephus’ bed claiming that she was raped. The star wide receiver has maintained his innocence, and claimed the sexual interaction was consensual. (RELATED: COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPERSTAR SOUNDS LIKE HE’S IN MAJOR LEGAL TROUBLE. THE DETAILS ARE CRAZY)
— Quintez Cephus (@QoDeep_87) August 18, 2018
No charges have been announced against Danny Davis at this time.
— Jason Joyce (@jjoyce) August 20, 2018
This is an absolute nightmare for everybody involved. Hopefully, the justice system does what it’s designed to do, and we are able to get to the bottom of this sooner than later.
As for the University of Wisconsin, this is an absolute optics disaster. One of the most high-profile players on the team is facing half a century in prison, and the second best receiver on the team allegedly took pictures during a reported sexual assault. That’s about as bad as it gets. The past few weeks have just been horrible for the Big Ten, and this is way worse than anything happening at Ohio State.
We need to wait for the facts and the system to play out, but this is a tragic and serious situation. If Cephus is guilty, then he deserves everything coming his way. It’s that simple.