Wisconsin WR Cephus eligible to play

Field Level Media

August 23, 2019 at 6:55 pm.

Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus, recently reinstated at the school after being found not guilty of sexual assault, has been cleared by the NCAA to play the 2019 season.

He shared the news on Twitter on Friday, and the school confirmed it.

“God is good! So thankful to be eligible to play with my teammates! Thank you to everyone who helped get me to this point! #OnWisconsin,” he wrote.

Cephus missed the 2018 season. He was suspended a year ago, then expelled, amid a determination he had violated the school’s misconduct code. He was reinstated as a student on Monday.

The junior wide receiver practiced with teammates for the first time in a year on Wednesday, and coach Paul Chryst implied Cephus still needed some time to get game ready.

“It was great having him out here but that’s his first practice,” Chryst told reporters after the team’s practice Wednesday. “He has done a good job of staying in shape. (But) then there is running plays and going up against defenders.”

Wisconsin, ranked No. 19 in the country, opens the season at South Florida on Aug. 30.