A player who was expected to be a part of Wisconsin’s 2014 recruiting class is facing some very serious accusations that could keep him off the playing field and behind bars for an extended period of time.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday that Dominic Cizauskas has been charged with felony third-degree sexual assault. The Mukwonago High School posted a $500 signature bond and released.
One of the conditions of the release is that he is barred from the UW campus. He’s also not permitted to have any contact with the alleged victim.
The alleged sexual assault took place on the UW campus in mid-December during the linebacker’s official visit to the school. The Journal-Sentinel revealed some of the details contained in the criminal complaint against Cizauskas:
The alleged incident occurred early in the morning Dec. 14 in a UW residence hall, while Cizauskas was on the UW campus. The alleged victim, a UW student, and Cizauskas exchanged text messages on the night of Dec. 13.
Later, while studying in her room, the student heard someone in the hallway asking directions to her room, and the complaint says Cizauskas then opened the unlocked door and entered the room.
The woman told police she suspected Cizauskas had been drinking because of the smell of his breath. Cizauskas told her he consumed 10 shots within a span of 30 minutes.
The complaint says Cizauskas eventually forced the woman to have intercourse, and she told police the sex was not consensual.
“I tried to push him off me but he is a 200-pound football player,” the complaint quotes the woman as saying.
The alleged victim also acknowledged a previous sexual relationship with Cizauskas.
Cizauskas, a three-star player according to Rivals.com, verbally committed to the Badgers last June was not one of the players announced as part of UW’s recruiting class. Per NCAA rules, head coach Gary Andersen or anyone connected to the football program are not permitted to discuss any player who hasn’t signed a National Letter of Intent.
If convicted of the charge, Cizauskas faces up to 10 years in prison.