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MADISON — Although Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus has left the football team indefinitely because he anticipates facing criminal charges in Dane County for an alleged incident in April, his case won't be covered by UW's student-athlete discipline policy unless he is arrested or charged.
The policy, implemented in 2003, applies when a student-athlete has been charged with or arrested for a crime based on conduct involving:
Causing serious physical injury to another person.
Creating a serious danger to the personal safety of another person.
Making a credible threat of serious physical injury to another person.
Delivering or possessing with intent to deliver a controlled substance as defined in Chap. 961, Wis. Stats.
Felony theft or felony criminal damage to property.
Stalking as defined in UWS 17.02(14).
Repeated violations of the criminal law that raise the concerns addressed by the policy.
It appears Monday is the earliest that charges would be filed. No incident report has been made available by Madison Police.
If the policy applies in Cephus' case, he would be suspended immediately from competition and practices.
Any financial aid would remain in place and his name would remain on the roster and with Student-Athlete Services.
He would have access to weight training and sports medicine facilities and academic support services.
Cephus, who is entering his junior season, practiced with the team through camp, which opened Aug. 2.
Anticipating he would eventually be charged, Cephus on Saturday informed UW coach Paul Chryst he planned to leave the team indefinitely.
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