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Broncos express concern regarding “extremely serious and troubling” allegations against Perrish Cox

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With so little information previously available regarding the charges filed last year against Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox (with the exception of the ominous nature of the alleged crime of ‘sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct”), the Broncos hadn’t said much about the situation.  With the arrest affidavit finally released after the Colorado Supreme Court opted not to review the trial court judge’s decision to make it public, the Broncos now know more about the claims against Cox.

“The allegations involving Perrish Cox are extremely serious and troubling to our organization,” the team said in a statement, per the Denver Post.  “We will continue to monitor this situation very closely.”

The Post has published the affidavit.  And, after reading the affidavit, it’s obvious that the Broncos should be extremely troubled.

On the early morning of September 6, the alleged victim specifically blacked out while she was kissing and being fondled in Cox’s apartment (where Broncos cornerback Cassius Vaughn was also staying) by Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas, after spending time at Club Beta in Denver.  The next morning, after she woke up, she suspected that something more had happened.   Thomas told her via text that, after she passed out, he went home.

The alleged victim spent the next several weeks suspecting that Thomas had raped her after she passed out.  (The story that she tells is very detailed.)  Eventually, the alleged victim determined that she was pregnant, and at that point she went to the police.

To make the story even more awkward within the Broncos locker room, the alleged victim began dating Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard after the incident.

In early November, with the guidance of the police, a DNA sample was obtained from the fetus.  The alleged victim then placed “pretext calls” to Thomas, Cox, and the third Broncos player present that night, Cassius Vaughn.  They all denied having sex with her on the night in question, explaining that she was “too drunk and passed out.”

Cox repeated “HELL NO” in response to the key question several times.  Asked if he would take a DNA test, Cox said, “Hell no, well I guess it if came down to it, then yea, but what the hell?”  He also said “that would have to be some sick shit to do that to her.”

The police then met with Thomas, who gave verbal evidence almost as damning as the DNA test Cox eventually would take.

Specifically, Thomas said that he saw Cox carry the alleged victim, after she was passed out, to Cox’s bed.  Cox and Thomas then were lounging on a couch, and Cox eventually wanted Thomas “to do something sexual” with the alleged victim, but Thomas said he couldn’t because of the woman’s condition.  Thomas later fell asleep on the couch, woke up a little later, and left.

Police later met with Cox, who denied having sex with the alleged victim.  He initially declined the invitation to submit to a DNA test, saying “I don’t want nothing to do with that at all.”  Cox allowed photos to be taken of his apartment.  Police then told Cox that they would be seeking a warrant for DNA evidence if he would not voluntarily provide it.  Cox again refused.

On November 22, 2010, Thomas’ DNA sample was determined not to match the DNA of the fetus.  Two days later, a judge signed warrants for DNA evidence from both Cox and Cassius Vaughn.  Vaughn promptly complied (his sample was not a match); Cox avoided the police for several days.

After five days, police went to the Broncos facility and asked V.P. of security Dave Abrams and director of player development Harold Chatman to facilitate a meeting.  They did, and the sample was collected.

The sample showed that Cox was the father of the baby.

We realize that Cox is innocent until proven guilty.  But the 13-page affidavit, coupled with the DNA result, paints a picture that will be difficult for even lawyer Harvey Steinberg to overcome.  The only real question at this point is whether the alleged victim was drugged, or whether she passed out.  Either way, with Cox already locked in to the “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” defense, it will be virtually impossible for him to now claim that he did, but that she is lying about being passed out.

And while it’s impossible to know whether and to what extent this situation affected the Broncos during the 2010 season, the fact that four players were caught up in this mess, which started before the season and resulted in an arrest in December, surely didn’t help.

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54 Responses to “Broncos express concern regarding “extremely serious and troubling” allegations against Perrish Cox”
  1. steelerspiratesbruins says: Jul 23, 2011 9:32 AM

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Perrish Cox has played his last NFL game.

  2. mrbigass says: Jul 23, 2011 9:32 AM

    Ah, summer vacation. Ya just can’t keep the little rascals in line when they’re out of school……

  3. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 23, 2011 9:33 AM

    There has been some craziness in Denver over the past few years…. what’s up with that city?

  4. skoobyfl says: Jul 23, 2011 9:39 AM

    Perrish the thought of him playing again.

  5. Soulman45 says: Jul 23, 2011 9:39 AM

    Jail time.

  6. dgforreal says: Jul 23, 2011 9:39 AM

    Longest article title evar.

  7. fsubrowns9510 says: Jul 23, 2011 9:42 AM

    Are they concerned for the victim or for Cox himself?

    Man CBs are tough to keep around in Denver the past 5 years. Some very unfortunate circumstances.

  8. ravenator says: Jul 23, 2011 9:44 AM

    Perrish Cox is anything BUT a man.

  9. patsandsox says: Jul 23, 2011 9:44 AM

    I have a feeling he is going to learn all about rape the hard way in his new home.

    What a sick pup.

    As a father of three daughters I think they should castrate all rapists and child molesters. Of course I admit to being prejudiced as my wife was a victim as a child.

  10. thephantomstranger says: Jul 23, 2011 9:50 AM

    Perrish Cox allegedly sucks. Who’s with me?

  11. kaakwha says: Jul 23, 2011 9:56 AM

    Three sick DIRT BAGS!

  12. scudbot says: Jul 23, 2011 9:58 AM

    Six game suspension, reduced to four if he counsels other inmates about how it’s not right to screw women who are unconscious. Goes into effect when he gets released in 2020.

  13. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Jul 23, 2011 9:59 AM

    My original thought was par for the course for off field Bronco behavior. But this guy has taken it to another level. And consider two teammates had involvement.

  14. stubbyjones says: Jul 23, 2011 10:02 AM

    So now theres only 1899 union cards to sign! We’re gettin there…

  15. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jul 23, 2011 10:05 AM

    Hopefully Elway cuts him as soon as the new league year starts. I’d also be tempted to cut Thomas as well.

  16. kyleortonsarm says: Jul 23, 2011 10:07 AM

    At least we can still trade him to Pittsburgh.

  17. shiftyshellshocked says: Jul 23, 2011 10:14 AM

    Hell no man.

  18. 52crabcakes says: Jul 23, 2011 10:16 AM

    Stupidity has no bounds!

  19. blackbeardk says: Jul 23, 2011 10:31 AM

    As much as I hate the Broncos…they still do not have a case (even if it is likely he did it). There is nothing proving that Cox had sex with her that night, only that he did have sex with her and fathered the baby. Given the reputation of the victim it shouldn’t be hard to paint her as a money grubbing celebrity sleaze who the players passed around. She could have easily been wasted some other night and knocked up, and it would be hard for her to remember it. Then it becomes he said, she said…

  20. gdeli says: Jul 23, 2011 10:41 AM

    It never surprises me what SOME of these nfl players will do next. Why am I interested in this labor crap anyway? I need to stay away, but inquiring minds…he is a dirt bag and his fellow players SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN UP IF THEY SAW WRONGDOING! Even if it wrecks their so called freindship. Get your own woman when you are both stone cold sober. women deserve better. geez.

  21. azwildcats96 says: Jul 23, 2011 10:42 AM

    Thomas made the right decision and when questioned by the police cooperated fully according to this article. Give the guy some credit.

  22. danfitzger says: Jul 23, 2011 10:53 AM

    “Perrish the thought of him playing again.”

    And all because some players can’t control their Cox.

  23. scudbot says: Jul 23, 2011 10:53 AM

    kaakwha says:
    Jul 23, 2011 9:56 AM
    Three sick DIRT BAGS!

    Watch it. These are NFL Partners you’re referring to.

  24. jjbadd says: Jul 23, 2011 11:03 AM

    Wow as a Broncos fan, I’m disgusted! There is no defense for that! The sad thing is that only one person got arrested! One question I always have, is how does 1 woman end up in a room with 3 men? Just saying….

  25. richm2256 says: Jul 23, 2011 11:03 AM

    Now, if this dude was white and a quarterback, any guesses as to who would be sticking up for him?

  26. blaz0037 says: Jul 23, 2011 11:04 AM

    I’m sold. Lock him up.

  27. shiftyshellshocked says: Jul 23, 2011 11:11 AM

    If she didn’t feel that black Louisville Slugger in her she must have been drugged.

  28. CKL says: Jul 23, 2011 11:17 AM

    His Cox should Perrish.
    Disgusting.

  29. fballguy says: Jul 23, 2011 11:22 AM

    A cautionary tale for the next rookie symposium…

    Not that I condone his “alleged” behavior. If he drugged her or had sex with while she was passed out, he should get what he deserves.

    But the girl is drinking with 3 football players…”allegedly” gets raped by one of the football players…then afterwards starts dating one of the football players football playing teammates. Doesn’t she know any accountants? Coffee baristas? Firemen?

    If I was Cox’s lawyer, I’d strongly question her motives. I’ll bet for about $200K up front and $10K per month…her memory of the situation changes drastically.

  30. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jul 23, 2011 11:23 AM

    Sounds suspiciuos to me. This female goes home with a guy, they start to mess around. Weeks later she realizes she pregnant and decides this is the time to accuse him of rape and then dates one of his team mates. He made some bad choices, really bad choices, but I think that they way things turned out were just how this lady had planned well before it ever started. I am in no way defending rape. I think that’s a crime that should get a severe sentence. This lady just sounds like a lady that didn’t “ask for it” but a lady that knew she could get him to do what she wanted in order for her to get what she wants, money. Im willing to bet that this doesn’t end simply with him going to jail. This will end with no jail time on his part but a nice sized check in her pocket.

  31. fballguy says: Jul 23, 2011 11:25 AM

    Since when is 4 drinks a small amount for a woman?

    And if she remembers so little about the night…how can she remember so specifically it was only 4? I’m guessing 4 was at least 6.

  32. backindasaddle says: Jul 23, 2011 11:25 AM

    This will be known as “The Cox Case”. How appropriate.

    If Harvey Sleazeberg does get him off, he’s guaranteed to end up with the Bengals.

  33. pftisahalftruth says: Jul 23, 2011 11:43 AM

    If you lie with dogs, you get fleas…she doesnt deserve that but she clearly should change the company she keeps. On the plus side, it sounds like she found the meal ticket she was so desperately humping her way through the locker room for.

  34. jbeatzz says: Jul 23, 2011 11:49 AM

    how sexually deprived or perverted are you? youre an nfl player which allots you 2 things that attract women: money and status, and you cant get some without taking it? then you skeet up in it??? u deserve to be locked up for a hot minute

  35. Mike Florio says: Jul 23, 2011 11:50 AM

    @indianheadmeatpackingcompany . . . .

    Did you read the affidavit? This wasn’t a situation where they had sex and now she claims she didn’t consent. She passed out while kissing and being fondled by one guy, and she woke up pregnant from another guy.

    Multiple witnesses confirm that she passed out, and Cox strongly denied having sex with her, before being forced to give DNA evidence that proved he’s the father of the baby that was in her stomach.

    I know juries can reject otherwise clear DNA evidence (cough . . . O.J. . . . cough), but this doesn’t look like a case of someone trying to get rich.

  36. acanniv says: Jul 23, 2011 12:21 PM

    “…before being forced to give DNA evidence that proved he’s the father of the baby that was in her stomach.”

    Holy Crap! She ate his baby?!? That’s some pretty sick stuff right there. Somebody best be optioning the movie version right now.

  37. hobartbaker says: Jul 23, 2011 12:37 PM

    Bad enough the kid is going to inherit his looks and intellect (lack thereof), but what if it ends up with his fashion sense? He should be locked up.

  38. bigperm33 says: Jul 23, 2011 12:45 PM

    What he should try to do is get the case removed to Us District Court for the District of Columbia and make sure Judge Walton is presiding. Then, based on Walton’s actions in the Clemens trial, Cox probably won’t even need a defense attorney, as Walton will just step in for the defense and declare a mistrial first chance he gets.

  39. hobartbaker says: Jul 23, 2011 12:46 PM

    The DNA clearly belonged to Cox. Every single strand was short, ugly, and stupid.

  40. hobartbaker says: Jul 23, 2011 12:46 PM

    …and twisted.

  41. descendency says: Jul 23, 2011 1:31 PM

    No worries. They won’t have to worry about Perrish Cox much longer… after prison, he’ll be Perrish Vagina.

  42. giantssg says: Jul 23, 2011 1:53 PM

    Gotta feel for the kid. One day he/she’s gonna find out they were born out of rape and that the father’s a low-life POS.

  43. Spencer says: Jul 23, 2011 1:56 PM

    All three of these players are responsible. Vaughn and Thomas especially could have put a stop to this.

    Thomas saw Cox carrying an unconscious girl into his bedroom and Cox encouraged Thomas to rape her. At what point does Thomas stand up and say this is wrong? Never, instead he gets up and leaves and lets the girl be raped. He did nothing to help her and that makes him equally responsible. Completely disgusting.

    The Broncos better handle this right.

  44. deep64blue says: Jul 23, 2011 2:05 PM

    This sounds pretty horrific but what gets me is how all these names are banded about apart from the alleged victim – either name everyone or no one and personally I vote for no one until there’s a conviction.

  45. frostymugobeer says: Jul 23, 2011 2:17 PM

    Damn…and he was actually playing pretty well….
    oh well, sydquan thompson is better.
    it’s amazing how dumb some people are…that was probably a 10 million dollar lay.

  46. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 23, 2011 3:02 PM

    Don’t know if this thought is going to double post, but it really is sickening seeing how many posters here blame the victim.

    If you have to start your post with “Not to condone these actions, but….” you might as well say “I’m about to explain why it’s not ENTIRELY the rapist’s fault, I just don’t want you to think I’m a jerk for saying it.”

  47. beauregard says: Jul 23, 2011 3:59 PM

    I am a die-hard Bronco fan, but I’m also the father of three daughters. I find his actions and behavior disgusting and reprehensible.
    Cox used his position to dazzle his way into hooking up with an impressionable young girl, and then proceeded to have his disgusting way with her after drugging her unconscious.
    He is a waste of a draft pick and a total waste of humanity.

  48. strctlylo says: Jul 23, 2011 4:17 PM

    jbeatzz says: Jul 23, 2011 11:49 AM

    how sexually deprived or perverted are you? youre an nfl player which allots you 2 things that attract women: money and status, and you cant get some without taking it? then you skeet up in it??? u deserve to be locked up for a hot minute

    +100

  49. dvdxtreme says: Jul 23, 2011 8:19 PM

    He better have Big Ben on speed dial….

  50. jjbadd says: Jul 23, 2011 8:38 PM

    I seriously want someone to explore with me, why 1 woman ends up in a room or apartment with 3 doods drinking? What did she think would happen? No I’m not saying she should have expected to be raped, but cmon that’s not a situation to put yourself in. I do believe athletes are targeted by women who want to get paid, but then u got idiots like Cox who fall for it, & take it to a disgusting level like this! Someone was going to get accused of rape regardless, sadly this dummy had to actually do it!

  51. patsandsox says: Jul 23, 2011 9:26 PM

    I cannot understand anyone defending this type of behavior.

    For once I find myself in total agreement with mr PFT himself. your comment above was spot one.

    Anyone trying to rationalize this must be a sicko themselves

  52. stupadassle says: Jul 23, 2011 11:51 PM

    Who does he think he is? Jerramy Stevens? What a puke.

  53. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 23, 2011 11:53 PM

    jjbadd says: Jul 23, 2011 8:38 PM
    I seriously want someone to explore with me, why 1 woman ends up in a room or apartment with 3 doods drinking? What did she think would happen? No I’m not saying she should have expected to be raped, but cmon that’s not a situation to put yourself in. I do believe athletes are targeted by women who want to get paid, but then u got idiots like Cox who fall for it, & take it to a disgusting level like this! Someone was going to get accused of rape regardless, sadly this dummy had to actually do it!

    ——————————————

    Every single point you just made is an example of blaming the victim. Just so you know.

    How about another question…..why would THREE MEN invite a single woman back to drink with them unless they INTENDED to rape her? That is AT LEAST as fair a question as “why would a single women go to an apartment with three men if she didn’t expect to be raped?”

  54. Mr. Everyday says: Aug 5, 2011 4:44 AM

    Another stellar draft pick by Josh McDaniels.

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