Wisconsin Reinstates Football Player After Acquittal on Sexual Assault Charges

August 20, 2019

The University of Wisconsin at Madison on Monday reinstated a football player it expelled last year, weeks after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges. The university's statement on the reinstatement of Quintez Cephus, which came a year to the day after his expulsion, said that its process for adjudicating sexual misconduct "functioned appropriately" but that the university "obtained information following the criminal proceeding that was not provided to the university during the student conduct process."

“All three of the primary participants in this case are our students, and I know the past year has been painful for everyone involved,” said Rebecca Blank, the Madison chancellor. “My decision is based on the availability of substantial new information that wasn’t made available to us during the earlier process. I recognize that some will disagree with this decision.”

Cephus told the Wisconsin State-Journal that he was excited to get back on the football field and start winning games.

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