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Notes: Quintez Cephus opens up about sexual assault allegations, death of father

Cephus tells his side of the story.

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NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions rookie receiver Quintez Cephus has been through a lot as a 22 year old. At age 19, the person closest to him, his father, was murdered in his hometown of Mason, Georgia. A year later, he was charged with two counts of sexual assault. He would eventually be found not guilty of those crimes after a long, arduous process. Cephus was initially expelled from the University of Wisconsin due to the allegations, only to be reinstated a year later.

Cephus has been somewhat silent on those topics since being drafted by the Detroit Lions back in April. But on Tuesday, he was very open in discussing that difficult period in his life.

NFL Network’s “NFL 360” series had a segment entitled “Sincerely, Q.” In it, Cephus talks about attending an all-white private school while growing up, addresses the sexual assault allegations briefly, describes some racism he experienced during the criminal justice process, and finishes with a heartfelt letter to his late father.

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