Posted Fri Mar 2nd by Jon Heath
Former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox has been acquitted of rape charges, reports PFT‘s Mike Florio.
When the jury couldn’t reach a verdict on Thursday following a short trial with a fairly simple set of facts, the signs weren’t good for the prosecution.
And the jury confirmed those suspicions on Friday. Per multiple reports, Cox has been acquitted.
The alleged victim may now try to sue him for assault, but Cox will not be going to jail. Neither the Broncos nor the NFL has commented on the situation and it is not known if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend Cox for some or all of the 2012 season.
On the field, Cox had a promising rookie season in 2010, playing in fifteen games and notching 57 tackles to go along with fourteen passes defended and an interception. Last preseason, Cox’s level of play decreased considerably and the Broncos released him amid the accused rape charges.
Cox may catch on with another team in the NFL, at age twenty-five he would be entering his third season.