Tag:Perrish Cox
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:24 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2012 1:35 pm

Perrish Cox not guilty of sexual assault charges

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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Posted on: September 3, 2011 10:47 am
Edited on: September 3, 2011 10:15 pm

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Getting to 53
On Tuesday, teams had to cut their roster size from 90 to 80, and while some interesting names were axed.

Included among them werelong-time San Diego long snapper David Binn, Cowboys center Andre Gurode and draft bust Vernon Gholston), and more are sure to come today.

So keep an eye on this post, where we’ll highlight the biggest names who get pink-slipped; at some point, somebody surprising is going to lose his job.

  • Though we're unsure what he did, ESPN.com is reporting that free agent running back Dominic Rhodes has been suspended by the commissioner for at least one year.
  • Browns running back Brandon Jackson has been placed on the IR list and will miss the season.
  • Receiver Donnie Avery has announced, via his Twitter page, that he's been released by the Rams. Wrote Avery: "Its been real St.Louis. I had a good 3 years. The feelings were mutual. We both thought I need a fresh start somewhere else. #NoHardFeelings"
  • The Titans have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Packers for Quinn Johnson. The move is likely in response to the four-game suspension of Tennessee fullback Ahmard Hall.
  • The Jets announce they've traded defensive back Dwight Lowery to the Jaguars for an unconditional draft pick. The Jets also have received guard Caleb Schlauderaff from the Packers for an unconditional draft pick.
  • Apparently, the Texans are planning on scoring a lot this year. They've released Brad Maynard, the only punter on the roster.
  • With the Cowboys shaving their roster to 53, kicker Shayne Graham has had the pleasure of being cut twice this preseason.
  • The Jaguars have placed backup running back Rashad Jennings on the IR list with a knee injury.
  • The Dolphins have cut cornerback Will Allen and running back Larry Johnson, according to the Miami Herald. Allen had restructured his contract and took about a $4 million paycut in base pay for 2010, but still, that wasn't enough to save him a spot on the squad. Miami could bring him back at another reduced rate.
  • According to scout.com, the Raiders have parted ways with cornerbacks Lito Sheppard and Walter McFadden.
  • Though numerous reports said the Patriots were trying to trade defensive back Brandon Meriweather, he has been cut by the team. Also, in a bit of a surprise, New England has released receiver Brandon Tate.
  • Bears tight end Desmond Clark has confirmed that he's been released. Writes Clark on his Twitter page: "I played my butt off but sometimes it's more about the business. That's what it boiled down to."
  • The Broncos have announced they've also released receiver David Anderson and defensive tackle Jeremy Jarmon.
  • According to his agent, the Patriots have released veteran running back Sammy Morris.
  • Dan Orlovsky, in contention with Curtis Painter and Kerry Collins, to back up Peyton Manning, has been cut by the Colts.
  • The 49ers have cut quarterback Josh McCown. Here's what he'll do next, according to CSN Bay Area. "I'd love to come back," McCown said. "As for right now, I'm headed home to coach (high school football in North Carolina) and will continue to stay ready."
  • With plenty of personal baggage and a terrible end to the preseason, the Broncos have cut cornerback Perrish Cox, writes Rapid Reporter Lee Rasizer.
  • Rapid Reporter Paul Dehner reports that Cincinnati has cut Max Jean-Gilles. A bit of a surprise considering Jean-Gilles was reportedly competing for a starting job. He simply didn't have a great camp.
  • The Colts have released Tommie Harris. You'll recall the Colts gave him a one-year deal after the Bears cut him in February. Though Harris is a three-time Pro Bowler, his projection has been hurt by numerous injuries in the past few seasons.
  • The Eagles have released receiver Sinorice Moss.
  • A bum hamstring has done in Titans defensive lineman Jacob Ford. He has been waived/injured.
  • New England has released defensive lineman Eric Moore -- who, at one point, seemed a pretty safe bet to make the squad.
  • The San Diego Union Tribune writes that Chargers receivers Laurent Robinson and Kelley Washington are gone.
  • The Newark Star Ledger has declared Steve Weatherford the winner in the Giants punting competition. That means Matt Dodge will be released, despite a solid preseason.
  • According to his agent, Brandon Ghee, a 2010 third-round pick for the Bengals in 2010, has been cut by Cincinnati.
  • The Broncos have released tight end Dante Rosario. He's probably surprised, considering he played the last four years for John Fox in Carolina.
  • The Gronkowski family suffered a double-whammy, as PFT reports that Dan and Chris will be released from the Lions and Cowboys, respectively.
  • Two years ago, the Cowboys gave Igor Olshansky a four-year deal worth $18 million (with $8 million in guarantees). Today, according to ESPN, the Cowboys have released him.
  • According to the Carroll County Times, the Ravens will release linebacker Tavares Gooden, despite holding trade talks with the 49ers at one point.
  • According to the Chicago Tribune, Bears running back Chester Taylor has been informed he’s been cut. Again. For real, this time. We think.
  • With the Saints maintaining a good depth of running backs (Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas), the team has placed Chris Ivory on the physically unable to perform list. After six weeks, when he’s eligible to return, New Orleans will have to make a decision about which running back is most expendable.
  • The Rams have cut 2010 fourth-round pick wide receiver Mardy Gilyard. He obviously wasn’t stellar in St. Louis, but the scribes will miss him because of his immense interview skills. As an example, this is what he tweeted when he found out the news: “Jus got released isshhh is getting real na ugh!!!!”

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 7:39 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 8:08 pm

The NFL's legal roundup 7.22.11

N. Webster has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We’ve already told you about one NFL player who’s in trouble with the law -- Broncos CB Perrish Cox on sexual assault charges -- so we might as well get the rest of the NFL players facing the legal system all together for one post.

1) Nate Webster -- a former LB with the Buccaneers, Bengals and Broncos – has been indicted on seven charges, including five counts of unlawful sex with a minor, and after pleading not guilty in Hamilton County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court on Thursday, he’s being held on a $1 million bond.

Webster, 33, is alleged to have been having sex with a 15-year-old girl, and he’s also accused of threatening the girl with guns in order to keep her quiet. Supposedly, Webster told her he would kill her and her family if she revealed their relationship.

“It’s a disgusting thing to live under the threat of this,” Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “This conduct occurred dozens of times. … In his car, his home, a park nearby.”

When the sheriff’s office served a search warrant on Webster, they apparently found four guns and a small amount of marijuana.

2) Ottis Anderson, who apparently was one of 75 former players who are suing the NFL for intentionally hiding the effects of concussions from players for the past 90 years, said he was never involved in the lawsuit.

Retired player Ottis Anderson says he's not suing the NFL (US Presswire)."I support the NFL and NFL Alumni Association, and as the New York alumni chapter's former president, my concern is with the players. I think there are more constructive ways of finding solutions to the issues we face than litigation," Anderson said Friday, via USA Today.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL “would vigorously contest any claims of this kind."

Other former players supposedly involved in the lawsuit are former Giants RB Rodney Hampton and former Dolphins WR Mark Duper.

3) Packers DB Brandon Underwood has pleaded not guilty to a count of disorderly conduct for an incident with his wife that occurred the night Green Bay received its Super Bowl rings, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Underwood -- who pleaded no contest earlier this year to one charge of prostitution non-marital sexual intercourse -- is accused of ripping a necklace off his wife and pushing her to the ground June 16. His wife, Brandie, filed for divorce in May, but the two are living together and trying to reconcile.

He will face trial Sept. 26.

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Posted on: July 22, 2011 5:59 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 6:59 pm

Stench of Perrish Cox case spreads to two Broncos

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The sexual assault case involving Broncos CB Perrish Cox was a nasty affair even before the judge in the case unsealed the court documents. Now that the Denver Post has picked up the arrest affidavit, the stench doesn’t revolve only around Cox anymore.

It’s spread to two of his teammates as well.

The victim in the rape case told officers that she thinks she was drugged the night she partied with Cox, WR Demaryius Thomas and DB Cassius Vaughn, and she didn’t realize she had sex that night until she discovered later that she was pregnant -- allegedly with Cox’s baby.

CoxIn the affidavit seeking Cox’s arrest, the woman said she had about four drinks the night of Sept. 5 and believed she passed out at Cox’s apartment because she had been drugged. The woman said she had been kissed and fondled by Thomas that night as well, but he had left before she fell asleep.

Thomas later provided DNA evidence to police that proved he wasn’t the baby’s father, and Vaughn, who was living with Cox at the time, also was proven not to be the father.

Originally, Cox’s lawyers had argued that the documents should not be unsealed, but the judge who ruled on the matter wrote: "Concerns about the potential harm to the right of the Defendant and the People to obtain a fair trial, should the affidavit be released, can be addressed through certain preventative measures taken during the trial process. Public policy weighs in favor of access to and the release of the record as opposed to the continued sealing of the document.”

Earlier Friday, the Colorado Supreme Court chose not to review the appeal by Cox’s lawyers, and thus, the affidavit was released today.
Cox, who is out on bail, faces a maximum life sentence for the two felonies.

To check out the 13-page affidavit in PDF form, click here.

UPDATED 6:56 P.M. ET: According to Fox 31 in Denver, the accuser ended her pregnancy.

Also, the Broncos have released a statement on the Cox matter: "The allegations involving Perrish Cox are extremely serious and troubling to our organization,” the Broncos said in a statement Friday afternoon. “We will continue to monitor this situation very closely."

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Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:09 am
Edited on: June 23, 2011 11:11 am

Judge will unseal document in Perrish Cox case

P. Cox's trial is set for October (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When Broncos CB Perrish Cox was charged with sexual assault last year, Douglas County (Co.) judge Susanna Meissner-Cutler refused to make sealed documents open to the public.

We knew he had been charged with a Class 3 and a Class 4 felony, meaning it was possible Cox, if found guilty, could spend life in prison. But we didn’t know much else.

On Wednesday, though, Douglas County judge Paul King said he will unseal the arrest affidavit that holds evidence against Cox and it will be available in seven days (nobody seems sure, though, if that’s seven business or seven calendar days).

"Concerns about the potential harm to the right of the Defendant and the People to obtain a fair trial, should the affidavit be released, can be addressed through certain preventative measures taken during the trial process," King wrote in his ruling, via the Denver Post. "Public policy weighs in favor of access to and the release of the record as opposed to the continued sealing of the document.”

That’s not to say we’ll get to see EVERYTHING. King ruled that the information about the alleged victim, as well as one of her friends, be redacted from the released report.

But good work by the New York Times, the Denver Post and the Associated Press -- all of which fought for the report to be unsealed. The prosecuting attorneys, the defense attorneys and the alleged victim’s attorney had fought to keep the report private.

Cox has been charged with sexual assault on a helpless victim and sexual assault on a victim incapable of appraising her own condition. Allegedly, the attack happened in September, though the woman didn’t go to police until nearly two months later. Cox’s trial is scheduled for October.

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Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:33 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2011 3:34 pm

Perrish Cox's preliminary hearing set for March

Posted by Andy Benoit

Despite motions filed by multiple media outlets, Judge Susanna Meissner-Cutler refused to make sealed documents public in the sexual assault hearing of Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox. Meissner-Cutler set a preliminary hearing in the case for March 10.

Cox, 23, was on hand for today’s events. He was arrested December 14 after Lone Tree police received a sexual assault complaint October 28. If convicted, Cox could face life in prison.

Carlos Illescas of the Denver Post explains all the details:

Cox, whose alias in court documents is listed as "Peacock," faces two felony charges that accuse him of sexually assaulting a helpless victim incapable of appraising her own condition.

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 and his attorney Harvey Steinberg attended the hearing this morning, but did not comment when they left the courtroom.

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Posted on: December 14, 2010 7:40 pm

Perrish Cox could face up to life in prison

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A Douglas County (Co.) judge unsealed a portion of the sexual assault case brought against Broncos rookie CB Perrish Cox, and the results are rather stunning.
Cox has been charged with Class 3 and Class 4 felonies – which involve a helpless victim – meaning he could be sentenced up to life in prison if convicted (he also could get as little as two years).

Cox didn’t start, but he played last Sunday vs. the Cardinals. He’s out on $50,000 bail.

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Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:42 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2010 11:05 pm

Casserly: Broncos bench rookie DB Perrish Cox

Posted by Will Brinson

Broncos' rookie cornerback Perrish Cox became an immediate thorn in the side of interim coach Eric Studesville's first week when he was arrested for sexual assault earlier in the week .

He seemed like a lock to face some sort of suspension provided allegations bear out in a way in which he's guilty of something and while the Broncos certainly don't want to presume anything, CBS Sports' Charley Casserly reported on The NFL Today that he won't be playing Sunday and that the Broncos are going to wait and see what the NFL does before punishing Cox.

"He'll be benched today, he will not dress today for the game," Casserly said. "He will be fined $23,000 by the Broncos which is the max they can fine him for missing a meeting and practice on Friday. No other discipline [is coming] at this point, and they're going to let the league take it over from here and react after the league finishes out their investigation."

For the Broncos, this is the best way to handle things. By overreacting and suspending Cox for a lengthy period of time, they could end up doing the wrong thing. But by disciplining him within the rules of the team and for only a small portion of time, they make it clear to their fans that they won't tolerate off-field issues.

And by allowing the NFL to conduct its investigation, the Broncos can legitimately take a "wait and see" approach and allow this situation to fully unfold before they issue any sort of punishment.

UPDATED (1:48 p.m.): The Broncos have released a statement on Cox:

National Football League procedure indicates that the matter involving Perrish Cox is subject to review and potential discipline through only its Personal Conduct Policy as well as the legal system. The Denver Broncos are respectful of those regulations and will be fully compliant and cooperative throughout that process.

While the Broncos have limited authority with regard to potential discipline stemming from this specific matter under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the club has fined Perrish the maximum amount for missing meetings and practice on Friday.

The Denver Broncos consider this a very serious matter and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

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