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Ex-Wisconsin receiver Cephus sues school over 2018 expulsion

Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 17:32:09-05

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus is suing the university over a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion in 2018.

Cephus seeks unspecified damages in his federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. He accuses the school of breach of contract and of violating his due process rights.

Cephus was suspended from the Badgers football team in August 2018 and was expelled from the University of Wisconsin for violating its nonacademic misconduct code as part of a Title IX investigation following his arrest on sexual assault charges. He was reinstated after being acquitted at trial. University officials didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment about the lawsuit.

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