Badgers player Cephus gets $5K signature bond on sexual assault charges

Posted: 11:35 AM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 16:35:26Z

Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus was in court Thursday morning on two felony counts of sexual assault.

Cephus, 20, was suspended from the team Monday after criminal charges of third-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim were formally filed.

Cephus appeared in court with his attorney Thursday. His signature bond was set at $5,000, and he was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victims. He was also ordered not to share the names or photos of the victims, nor encourage others to do so. 

A woman told detectives in April that Cephus assaulted her and another woman while they were drunk, according to court documents. Cephus said he’s being wrongfully accused and that the encounters were consensual.

If he’s convicted on both charges, he could face up to 50 years in prison.

Cephus’ teammate and roommate, wide receiver Danny Davis, was suspended for the first two games of the season.

According to a criminal complaint, Davis was there the night of the alleged assaults, laughing at the women and taking pictures.