Danny Davis Has Suspension Lifted, Eligible To Return

Danny Davis Has Suspension Lifted, Eligible To Return

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Danny Davis Has Suspension Lifted, Eligible To Return

MADISON, Wis. – The suspension of Wisconsin sophomore wide receiver Danny Davis has been lifted, clearing his return to the field for the Badgers following a two-game suspension.

Head coach Paul Chryst made that announcement Monday that Davis will be available when No.6 Wisconsin (2-0) hosts BYU (1-1) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

“His suspension is served,” Chryst said.

Davis was suspended on Aug.22 by Chryst for his connection to an alleged sexual assault in April involving Wisconsin wide receiver and roommate Quintez Cephus, who has been suspended indefinitely because he faces a second-degree and third-degree charges of sexual assault. Cephus has professed his innocence.

According to the criminal complaint against Cephus, Davis was present at the time of the April incident and took at least one photo of one of the two women accusers. Davis has not been charged with any crimes and has been practicing with the team during his suspension.

“I’ve been proud of the way he took (the suspension) and learned,” Chryst said. “I’ve been proud of his response to this point. That leads me to be confident in the way he’ll respond.”

Davis started three games as a true freshman in 2017 and appeared in 12, recording 26 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns. Davis had two catches for 67 yards in UW’s 40-6 victory over BYU last season in Provo, Utah. He is listed on the second team on the team’s weekly depth chart.

“Danny’s still young. He’s starting his second season, but he’s a guy that’s played in games before, made plays,” Chryst said. “And certainly he’s different than any of the receivers we’re playing with right now, so he gives you depth and a little bit of a different skill set.”

Injury Report

A combination of good and potentially bad news for Chryst. Bad news first, outside linebacker Tyler Johnson is listed as questionable after suffering a left knee injury against New Mexico last weekend. Johnson’s absence would move Christian Bell and Noah Burks into the two-deep.

UW definitely won’t have inside linebacker Griffin Grady for at least one game due to a right leg injury. Grady was replaced by true freshman Jack Sanborn on the two-deep chart. Sanborn was one of Wisconsin’s top recruits in last year’s recruiting class.

“Jack has a natural linebacker instinct to him,” Chryst said. “He can play physical.”

The good news is both defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (knee) and tight end Zander Neuville (knee) was absent from Monday’s injury report. Both players made their season debut with Neuville playing over 50 snaps and Loudermilk playing close to 30.

 “He played well, had some production and I thought was disruptive,” Chryst said of Loudermilk. “Came out of it well. Getting those first snaps are important in getting back into the groove.”

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