After being readmitted to the university, Quintez Cephus will be rejoining the Wisconsin football team.
Wisconsin football’s receiver room just got stronger today. Quintez Cephus, who was just acquitted of the sexual assault charges against him, was readmitted to the university. The next big question being asked was whether he would be able to rejoin the team.
He met with the media later on in the day to make a statement on whether he was going to continue playing football at Wisconsin. 247 Sports’ Evan Flood was there to record the press conference.
Then, the university would also make a statement about the situation, which seemed to go along with Cephus’ plan to get back on the field.
He will be joining the Badgers again, but he’s not quite out of the woods yet. The team will have to work through some eligibility issues, but it feels like that will be a formality.
After going through everything he did, I wouldn’t have blamed him at all if he decided to transfer from the university to get a fresh start somewhere else. But he’s staying here.
As a Wisconsin football fan, this feels great! Not only does the team get stronger, but you have to feel good for Cephus as well. He was on his way to a breakout year after his successful sophomore season was cut short by an injury when the allegations of sexual assault derailed not only his life but his football career.
Cephus will be rejoining the “Fatal Four” group which consists of Cephus, Danny Davis, A.J. Taylor, and Kendric Pryor. Big things were expected out of this receiver group before Cephus’ indefinite suspension.
Cephus can start practicing with the team and he will definitely be a part of the team this season when the eligibility issues are ironed out. The big question is how long will it take him to get back into playing shape and essentially relearn the offense after a year off?
He has been active on his Instagram account posting videos of him working. He looks like he’s still in shape, but may need some time to get back into the system and playing at full speed again. I wouldn’t expect to see him in the first few games. Wisconsin football has a bye week between the Central Michigan and Michigan game, I think that will buy him enough time for us to see him when the Wolverines come to town.
Whenever he can make it back to the field, it is very exciting to add another weapon to this offense and also that Cephus will get a fresh start with the Badgers again.