Suspended Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged in August for the sexual assault of two women in April. On Tuesday, Cephus sued his school for violating his constitutional rights.
According to Madison.com, Cephus has sued because the university had a student disciplinary investigation even though Cephus couldn’t participate in it due to an ongoing criminal investigation.
Cephus claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that the Title IX investigation against him, which has been going on since May 31, has been unfair.
“Defendants have knowingly and intentionally forced [Cephus] into the predicament of having to either waive his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by choosing to participate in the university process despite the potential harm to his criminal defense,” the lawsuit reads, according to Madison.com, “or decline to participate in the university’s process thus leading to the inevitable finding of responsibility and severe sanctions.”
Cephus could potentially be expelled from the university as part of those sanctions.
The Badgers suspended Cephus four months after he was charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault.
Cephus, a junior, had 34 receptions for 595 yards and six touchdowns over his first two seasons at Wisconsin. He has not played this year.