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Badgers WR Cephus takes leave from team

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus says he is taking a leave of absence from the team because he believes prosecutors intend to file criminal charges against him for an April incident involving what he calls a "consensual relationship."

In a tweet over the weekend, Cephus didn't specify what he is accused of but denied any wrongdoing and said he has been wrongfully accused. Cephus said he's taking a leave from the team so he can focus his attention on clearing his name, and he looks forward to resuming his academic and athletic careers soon.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne did not immediately reply to messages seeking comment Monday. Badgers coach Paul Chryst said he met with Cephus on Saturday but declined to comment further on his legal situation.

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