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    Default UW-Madison does not want former Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus back lawyers say

    per the Journal Sentinel:

    University of Wisconsin-Madison officials are sending a "clear message" they do not want former Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus to return to the university, Cephus' lawyers said Monday.

    The decision comes a week after Cephus filed a petition for readmission to the university and two weeks after he was found not guilty of sexual assault. Cephus had requested a response from the university by last Thursday.

    Stephen Meyer, one of Cephus' attorneys, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Cephus plans to appeal the decision. He said "the gloves will come off" if UW-Madison Chancellor Becky Blank "doesn't do what's right."

    Cephus and members of the UW-Madison football team are holding a news conference on the matter at 4 p.m. Monday in Madison. A spokeswoman for UW-Madison did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

    Meyer said Badgers football players also have written a letter to Blank in support of Cephus.

    Cephus, 21, of Macon, Georgia, was expelled last semester after being accused of sexually assaulting two women in April 2018. A jury last week found him not guilty of one count of second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim and one count of third-degree sexual assault.

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/...ay/1942557001/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    per the Journal Sentinel:

    University of Wisconsin-Madison officials are sending a "clear message" they do not want former Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus to return to the university, Cephus' lawyers said Monday.

    The decision comes a week after Cephus filed a petition for readmission to the university and two weeks after he was found not guilty of sexual assault. Cephus had requested a response from the university by last Thursday.

    Stephen Meyer, one of Cephus' attorneys, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Cephus plans to appeal the decision. He said "the gloves will come off" if UW-Madison Chancellor Becky Blank "doesn't do what's right."

    Cephus and members of the UW-Madison football team are holding a news conference on the matter at 4 p.m. Monday in Madison. A spokeswoman for UW-Madison did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

    Meyer said Badgers football players also have written a letter to Blank in support of Cephus.

    Cephus, 21, of Macon, Georgia, was expelled last semester after being accused of sexually assaulting two women in April 2018. A jury last week found him not guilty of one count of second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim and one count of third-degree sexual assault.

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/...ay/1942557001/

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    With the team so solidly backing the player and the University apparently so set on parting ways... makes me wonder if this couldn't become some level of a distraction for their program.

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    Doesn’t matter if he didn’t commit a crime.

    The university has every right to expel any student for violating the code of conduct at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnauzer View Post
    With the team so solidly backing the player and the University apparently so set on parting ways... makes me wonder if this couldn't become some level of a distraction for their program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnauzer View Post
    With the team so solidly backing the player and the University apparently so set on parting ways... makes me wonder if this couldn't become some level of a distraction for their program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Doesn’t matter if he didn’t commit a crime.

    The university has every right to expel any student for violating the code of conduct at any time.
    What was the code of conduct violation? Seems it was most likely a false allegation, and we will never know the actual truth.

    Conversely, yes you are right if there is a serious enough violation. Prime example being the gopher football players who were expelled (not sure if that was the exact punishment, I know they are gone now)

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    It's weird having two parallel justice systems that reach different conclusions.

    They may have decided different factors but when one is opaque it's hard to really get any idea what they were deciding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    It's weird having two parallel justice systems that reach different conclusions.
    Makes sense to me. They use different burdens of proof, because the consequences of losing your freedom versus losing your ability to attend a university are so different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Makes sense to me. They use different burdens of proof, because the consequences of losing your freedom versus losing your ability to attend a university are so different.
    Not saying this pertains to the UW incident- but if your son is accused by the “ethics court” for taking advantage of a drunken girl when there is no evidence to confirm that, your son tells you everything was consensual and no witnesses will confirm her story you’d be ok with you son being booted and his name/reputatation being forever besmirched?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Makes sense to me. They use different burdens of proof, because the consequences of losing your freedom versus losing your ability to attend a university are so different.
    Hmmmm...

    What exactly is the burden of proof, in this case? I'm asking because I don't know.

    Was there some type of due process, and if so, what was that process? What are the rights of the accused, and how do they differ from those of the accused in a court of law?

    The consequences for being kicked out of a school after being accused of something like this — despite the fact that he was acquitted in court — could be pretty substantial, it seems to me. Anyone doing a quick bit of research will easily find it, and the consequences of that that will follow him the rest of his life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Gopher View Post
    you’d be ok with you son being booted
    We’d have a long discussion about the life choices he made that led to the events of that night. Probably, he wasn’t a perfect angel.

    Very, very unlikely some woman that he’s never met in his life randomly lashes out at someone with a false accusation. Also, if there is literally no proof of anything and no one is willing to testify at all, including the accuser, then it’s very likely the school wouldn’t take action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    We’d have a long discussion about the life choices he made that led to the events of that night. Probably, he wasn’t a perfect angel.

    Very, very unlikely some woman that he’s never met in his life randomly lashes out at someone with a false accusation. Also, if there is literally no proof of anything and no one is willing to testify at all, including the accuser, then it’s very likely the school wouldn’t take action.
    Wow.
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    There is always a place where players like this are acceptable. Lincoln, Nebraska.
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    Any professional licensing or credentialing body not to mention school admittance bodies will ask the question of prior expulsion, reasons, etc. An expulsion for sexual assault will have life long and wide ranging damages for many/most. In this day and age inviting a “convicted” sex offender on campus with the potential blowback involved in the age of social media is probably a bridge too far for admittance administrators when there are plenty of other qualified candidates.

    If one does make it into a school one will also be explaining the expulsion to any professional licensing and credentialing bodies for the rest of their work life. Anybody that says otherwise doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

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