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Perrish Cox not guilty of sexual assault charges

Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:24 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2012 1:35 pm
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CoxBy Josh Katzowitz

Former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox, on trial for two counts of sexual assault, has been found not guilty of both charges.

As the Denver Post reports, the jury deliberated four hours on Thursday and a little more than two hours Friday before making its conclusion that Cox was not guilty of sexual assault on a victim unable to assess her condition.

If he was convicted of the felonies, Cox could have faced life in prison. One charge required the state to prove Cox 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." The other count required the state to show Cox knew "that the victim [wa]s incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct."

According to the AP, the alleged victim let out an audible sigh and a cry and said, "Oh my God, what's happening?" before rushing out of the courtroom.

Cox is a free agent and now is free to sign with any team.

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