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WR Davis returns from suspension

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Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis III has returned to the team after serving a two-game suspension.

Coach Paul Chryst confirmed Monday that the sophomore is eligible to play when the No. 6 Badgers (2-0) host BYU (1-1) on Saturday.

Davis was suspended for his connection to an alleged sexual assault in April involving Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus. According to the criminal complaint against Cephus, who was charged with two counts of sexual assault, Davis was present during the alleged incident and took photos of at least one of the women involved. Davis has not been charged.

"We have a high standard of conduct within our football program and we cannot accept behavior that is not consistent with that standard," Chryst said in a statement when he announced the suspension on Aug. 22.

As a true freshman, Davis appeared in 12 games and caught 26 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns in 2017. Three of those scores came during Wisconsin's 34-24 victory against Miami in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.

Cephus, who took a leave of absence from the team in August and was subsequently suspended, has denied any wrongdoing.

Badgers fall to No. 6

Wisconsin dropped one spot in the AP poll for the second straight week.

The Badgers moved down to No. 6, dropping behind Oklahoma, after their 45-14 victory over New Mexico on Saturday. The Sooners defeated UCLA, 49-21.

Alabama maintained the top spot in the poll, followed by Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma. UW stayed at No. 6 in the Amway Coaches poll behind the same five teams.

The Badgers face BYU at Camp Randall Stadium this week as sophomore wide receiver Danny Davis prepares to return from a two-game suspension.

-- Copyright © 2018, The Wisconsin State Journal/Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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