Trial of Badger's receiver Quintez Cephus delayed

MADISON (WKOW) –The sexual assault trial of Badger football player Quintez Cephus was schueduled to begin today, but instead has been postponed.

According to online court records, the “court determines this case is not ripe for trial at this time. Trial to be reset. bail continued.”

Cephus is charged with sexually assaulting two UW students in his apartment in August 2018, with his trial to begin Monday. Cephus maintains the encounter with the women was consensual. The star wide receiver missed the entire 2018-19 season as a result of the pending case.

The thirty-eight people had been listed as potential witnesses by the prosecution, including Badger wide receivers Daniel Davis and Ammon J. (AJ) Taylor.

Court records show one of the women accusing Cephus of assault also claimed Davis took a photograph of her nude without her consent. Badger football coach Paul Chryst suspended Davis for two games in connection with the situation, but Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said no criminal charge would be brought against Davis.

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