December 15, 2010

Perrish Cox Felony Chargers

Taken from the : "The two felony charges against Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox accuse him of sexually assaulting a helpless victim incapable of appraising her own condition.

Douglas County District Attorney's spokeswoman Casimir Spencer confirmed the two charges Tuesday, saying only that part of the case listing specific charges has been unsealed. The rest of the file remains sealed at the request of the DA's office.

Cox, 23, was arrested late Thursday after Lone Tree police received a sexual assault complaint Oct. 28.
Cox made a brief court appearance Friday morning before Douglas County Judge Susanna Meissner-Cutler, who set his bail at $50,000. After posting the bond, Cox declined to comment as he left the courthouse several hours later.

Cox was allowed to travel with the Broncos to Arizona for Sunday's game against the Cardinals and he played some, although he did not start the game.

The sex assault-victim helpless charge is a class 3 felony. The sex assault-victim incapable of appraising her condition is a class 4 felony. The charges against Cox will require the state to prove that he had sex with the woman and that she was "physically helpless and the actor knows the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented."

A second count will require the state to prove that Cox knew at the time "that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct."

Cox's next court date is Jan. 7."

The AP reports that Cox could face a four-game suspension from the NFL next season for violating the league's personal conduct code, regardless of whether he's convicted.

Perrish Cox could be facing life in prison if convicted on sexual assault charges filed by prosecutors last week.
The Associated Press reports that documents unsealed on Tuesday indicate that the charges are Class 3 and Class 4 felonies, which carry a sentence of two years to life in prison. Cox could also face 10 years to life of probation.

Well guys this is sad and disappointment to the Broncos and Cox himself. We all knew that Cox had some issues coming into the Broncos and when we drafted him. But I thought, like others, that Cox had turned it around and was following the tutorledge of Champ Bailey. I guess we shouldn't judge Cox till he is guilty. But this is the sort of thing our team doesn't want to be known for.

Feel free to discuss below ~ Aussie Out!


  1. G
    It's sad when this happens. Guilty or innocent the verdict is not always right. Some women use situations as these with someone famous and some players use their fame to get away with these things. Do I think Big Ben is a slimeball? Yes. Maybe Cox too. I haven't decided on him yet. I do know he had a concussion 2 days before this incident happened and probably played a factor. Still not a valid excuse for mistreating another human being, I know.

  2. Yeah Digger, this situations are always complicated. I will wait until the court passes judgment before saying he is a complete slimeball, but this is the sought of thing our team doesn't want to be known for. I wonder what happens to DJ as well?

    On a lighter note I completed getting the information for the different coaching options. But the thing is 33 pages long (word) so still wondering if I should cut it down, put it in one post or separate it?