Wisconsin suspends WR Danny Davis
Wisconsin has suspended wide receiver Danny Davis for two games after being named in a criminal complaint that also involved fellow Badgers receiver Quintez Cephus.
On Monday, Cephus was suspended from team activities after second- and third-degree sexual assault charges were filed against him. Previously, Cephus had announced he would take a leave of absence from the team in an attempt to clear his name.
Later Monday, Davis’ name was also mentioned in the charges. Wednesday, head coach Paul Chryst released a statement, announcing the suspension of Davis.
“Based on the information I have available to me at this time, I have decided to suspend Danny Davis for the first two games of the season,” Chryst said via the release. “Should further information become available that warrants a reevaluation of the length of the suspension, I will assess that information. We have a high standard of conduct within our football program and we cannot accept behavior that is not consistent with that standard.”
Both Cephus and Davis were key factors in the Badgers’ offense a season ago and were expected to be the leaders of a high-powered unit again this fall.
Last season, Cephus had 30 receptions for 501 yards and six touchdowns. Davis caught 26 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns.
Cephus has his initial court hearing on Thursday.
Wisconsin opens the season on Friday, Aug. 31 at home against Western Kentucky. The Badgers host New Mexico in Week 2.