Charges filed against Wisconsin commit Dominic Cizauskas [UPDATED]

Cizauskas, a multi-sport athlete from Mukwonago, never signed a Letter of Intent with Wisconsin.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: has more from the criminal complaint:

The woman told police that Cizauskas was visiting UW-Madison from Dec. 13 through Dec. 15. She had been in contact with him by text message, and about 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 he sent her a message saying, "Haha. I wanna (expletive) you really bad."

The woman told police she was studying for a final exam that night and tried to dissuade Cizauskas from coming, but figured he would probably show up anyway.

Surveillance video showed him arriving at the dorm shortly before 1 a.m. on Dec. 14.

When he arrived, the woman said, Cizauskas told her that he had drunk 10 shots within a half-hour. She told police that after he raped her he left about 2 a.m., but later claimed in a text message to her that she had agreed to have sex with him.


Once National Signing Day came and went on Feb. 5, there was one glaring omission from Wisconsin's 2014 class: Mukwonago, Wis., linebacker Dominic Cizauskas.

Though he committed to Wisconsin on June 19, Cizauskas never signed a Letter of Intent. Monday, the Lake Country Reporter reported the state had filed felony charges of third-degree sexual assault against Cizauskas, who has waived a preliminary hearing and will appear in court for a status conference March 31 in Dane County Courthouse.

A signature bond is set in the amount of $500. Cizauskas was released with conditons. He is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with the victim. He is not to consume alcohol. He is not allowed on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, specifically Sellery Hall.


Cizauskas competed with the Mukwonago boys basketball team at the state tournament Friday in Madison, when MHS was defeated in the Division 1 state semifinal by Neenah at the Kohl Center in Madison. In his career, Cizauskas scored 1,031 points, good for third-most in school history.

He made his mark on the football field, where he was named Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year, leading Mukwonago to the state semifinal, where it fell to Franklin.

ESPN Wisconsin reports Cizauskas was on his official visit to Madison on Dec. 14 when the alleged incident took place in a campus residence hall.

The 6'2, 249-pound linebacker chose Wisconsin over offers from Ball State, Butler, Illinois State, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and South Dakota State. The Badgers have two other incoming freshman inside linebackers in Chasen Andersen (the son of head coach Gary Andersen) and Matt Austin. Justin Schweitzer, a walk-on, also joins UW as an outside linebacker.

We'll have more on this situation as it develops.

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