Dominic Cizauskas, a top linebacker in the state of Wisconsin who committed to the Badgers football team last year, was charged Monday with third-degree sexual assault for allegedly raping a woman on campus in December.
The woman filed a criminal complaint alleging that Cizauskas showed up to her dorm room drunk on Dec. 14, undressed her and raped her.
“I tried to make excuses trying to get him to leave,” the woman told police, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The report says the woman told Cizauskas “no” several times. “I didn’t know what to do. I was by myself, my roommate went home for the weekend and he’s a 200-pound football player and he had been drinking.”
The woman said the two had sex in June and sometimes exchanged flirtatious text messages, but she made excuses to avoid him after that.
Video reportedly showed Cizauskas showing up at the woman’s dorm just before 1 a.m. She told police he left around 2 a.m. The woman told police Cizauskas said he had had 10 shots within half an hour. She allegedly called him three times after he left her room and was crying when he picked up the phone on the third call.
Cizauskas committed to the Badgers in June but did not sign his letter of intent in February. That was likely related to the rape allegations. He was also suspended from his high school’s basketball team in February, though he was later reinstated.
These allegations tell a really bad story for the player. We’d like to hear his side.
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