Details of Perrish Cox arrest to be released

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Last year, Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was arrested on charges that sounded particularly ominous and heinous:  “sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct.”  Then again, the specific charge filed against a defendant often sounds much worse than the facts would suggest.  In this case, however, it has been impossible to compare the alleged facts to the filed charges because none of the information regarding the charges has been released to the public.

Carlos Illescas of the Denver Post reports that, on Wednesday, Judge Paul King ordered that the arrest affidavit must be released within seven days.  Though medical information will be redacted, the basic accusations presumably will be identified.

The Denver Post, New York Times, and Associated Press pursued the release of the information.  Both the prosecution and the defense wanted the document to remain sealed.

Trial is set for October.  If convicted, Cox faces a sentence of two years to life.

22 responses to “Details of Perrish Cox arrest to be released

  1. Did he ply an underage coed with alcohol, then lure her into a bathroom and do something bad while an off-duty police office stood watch at the door?

    If he gets off I guess we can blame it on him being rich, if not lets hear the calls for racial bias… Shame he wasn’t a white quarterback on he second offense in about a year.

  2. There are way too many of these dbag criminal types in the NFL. They need to be weeded out and not through the current system of natural selection.

  3. I love all these overly witty jabs at Roethlisberger…Cox was arrested and charged for a much more serious sounding incident while Roethlisberger was never arrested or charged.

    Being funny is one thing but you clowns can’t even crack a good joke

  4. Why is it every time we get a promising, young CB something crazy happens to them? Darrent Williams was shot and killed, and now this guy pulls this?

  5. What’s really funny is no black NFL players, nor the black members of the media have said anything about Goodell allowing him to play AFTER he was charged.

    But the same people wanted the uncharged 6-5 cracker QB from Pittsburgh’s head on a stick.

    It’s OK, we all know why.

    Be-lie-dat!

  6. There were details – that may or may not have been true – about what Roethlisberger did. There are no details yet about what happened that led to the charges against Cox. The only thing we can tell so far is that the victim was likely to have passed out from either booze or drugs. So it’s a week too soon to condemn Cox & to compare his situation to Roethlisberger’s. The best comment I see here is that no matter how things turn out, some people will take this 1 case & make a broad generalization about how the criminal justice system works. The reality is that we’re going to find out how things work in Douglas County & not much else.

  7. jobotjones says: Jun 23, 2011 9:00 AM

    I love all these overly witty jabs at Roethlisberger…Cox was arrested and charged for a much more serious sounding incident while Roethlisberger was never arrested or charged.

    If you read the story and use a touch of sense…Cox was arrested for poking some drunk/passed-out chick. That’s exactly what Ben did. As to why one is arrested and the other not, there’s plenty of possibilities, none related to guilt.

  8. “There were details – that may or may not have been true – about what Roethlisberger did.”

    No, there were ACCUSATIONS.

    The only DETAILS that should matter are DA Bright stating:

    He could not prove a crime was committed.

    The medical examiner could not prove that ANY TYPE of intercourse, be it forced or consensual took place (Ben denied intercourse period btw).

    Last but not least, he said he didn’t even have probable cause for an arrest. In a rape case? That speaks volumes.

    You are right about one thing, there should be no comparison between Cox and Roethlisberger.

    Cox was charged, and played on.

    Ben was not, and sat at home a month.

    Like I said, we all know why.

    Be-lie-dat

  9. “If you read the story and use a touch of sense…Cox was arrested for poking some drunk/passed-out chick. That’s exactly what Ben did”

    No, that’s what Ben was ACCUSED OF.

    But the physical evidence doesn’t match the accusation. If it did, Ben would have been charged. You don’t have unprotected rape sex and have the accuser not have Ben’s DNA in her. Ben DENIED intercourse took place. The evidence supports his claim.

    Ben can’t alter science people. It’s just not possible.

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