Wisconsin Suspends Danny Davis; Witnessed Alleged Quintez Cephus Sexual Assault

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 22, 2018

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30:  Danny Davis III #6 of the Wisconsin Badgers scores a touchdown during the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl against the Miami Hurricanesat Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Wisconsin Badgers announced Wednesday the suspension of wide receiver Danny Davis for two games, via Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press:

Ralph D. Russo @ralphDrussoAP

Wisconsin suspends WR Danny Davis for 2 games - at least. https://t.co/01iyi9wfro

The news comes after Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the criminal complaint against wide receiver Quintez Cephus, who has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, and noted that Davis "who is Cephus' roommate, also was present at the time and took photos of one of the women" who accused Cephus of sexual assault. 

The alleged incident took place in the apartment of Cephus and Davis, and Cephus has since been charged with second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim and third-degree sexual assault in an incident involving two women. Both charges are felonies. 

Davis has not been charged with a crime at this juncture. According to Jason Galloway of Madison.com, "When asked by the State Journal on Monday whether Davis might also face charges connected to the incident, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said, 'I don't think I can answer that right now.'"

Cephus, who was formally suspended Monday by the school, announced Saturday that he would be taking a "leave of absence" from the Badgers: 

Quintez Cephus @QoDeep_87


Davis appeared in 12 games for the Badgers. He will be allowed to practice with the team during his suspension but will miss the first two games of the season against Western Kentucky and New Mexico.