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Perrish Cox trial likely will feature testimony from Demaryius Thomas

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The last high-profile criminal trial involving the Broncos arose from the tragic death of cornerback Darrent Williams.  Former Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, who apparently was the intended target of the bullets that killed Williams, gave emotional and compelling testimony regarding his role in the events of a New Year’s Eve gone very wrong.

Now, there’s a criminal trial involving a former Broncos cornerback who allegedly impregnated a woman who had passed out in his apartment on Labor Day Weekend in 2010.  And another Broncos receiver is expected to be testifying.

This time around, Demaryius Thomas will be expected to incriminate Perrish Cox.  But while Mike Klis of the Denver Post calls the anticipated testimony of Thomas a “bizarre twist” in the case, it’s actually a no-brainer.  The police affidavit regarding the alleged crime (which was largely ignored by the national media because:  (1) Cox isn’t a big-name player; (2) the lockout ended only a couple of days later; ans (3) Cox was cut before the season began) demonstrates that Thomas will a critical witness.

Thomas, after all, had been dating the alleged victim.  She actually suspected for weeks after the incident that Thomas had raped her after she passed out.

More importantly, Thomas told police that he saw Cox carry the alleged victim, after she was passed out, to Cox’s bed.  Thomas also said that 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 told police he then fell asleep on the couch, woke up a little later, and left.

While the other evidence is fairly clear — Cox denied to police that he had sex with the woman but his DNA matched that of the fetus — the jury will want to hear the whole story.  And there’s no way the whole story can be told without Thomas telling his version of it.

On Tuesday, the jury heard from the alleged victim.  Broncos cornerback Cassius Vaughn and Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard may also be called to testify.

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30 Responses to “Perrish Cox trial likely will feature testimony from Demaryius Thomas”
  1. damnsureis says: Feb 29, 2012 10:20 AM

    So Thomas does nothing when his girlfriend passes out and another man carries her into his bed? Then the other man says he wants to have sex with her and Thomas just falls asleep, wakes up a little later, and then leaves her there? What a stand up guy.

  2. mikebe1 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:21 AM

    Cox turing into shaggy… u say u caught me on camera its wasn’t me. Dna matched my samples it wasn’t me.

  3. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 29, 2012 10:22 AM

    How ironic is it that this involves a sex crime as his name is Perrish Cox.
    He could’ve brought up that it was consensual as a possible, albeit weak, defense. Him just flat out denying having sex with her and then the kid turns out to be his pretty much killed that angle though. Destroyed any credibility he might have in the courtroom if he decides to testify on his own behalf.

  4. haileli says: Feb 29, 2012 10:24 AM

    What? Thomas just watched Cox carry his passed-out girlfriend into his bedroom? And then went to sleep? Yeah, you might not have committed a crime, Demaryius, but you sure are a scumbag.

  5. pskotte says: Feb 29, 2012 10:26 AM

    Broncos are the new Bengals.

  6. winkeroni says: Feb 29, 2012 10:29 AM

    I wouldn’t want Demaryius Thomas dating any of the women in my life.

  7. ryanindusblue says: Feb 29, 2012 10:31 AM

    Always liked the guy. Looking forward to his views.

  8. joetoronto says: Feb 29, 2012 10:35 AM

    This isn’t your everyday run of the mill NFL turd, nope.

    This is a special type of turd, one that needs to be flushed with commercial power.

  9. marvsleezy says: Feb 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    I wonder if this story would have ever come to light if Cox were a big name player who earned millions and could be worth going after in a paternity suit.

    Keep in mind, she thought it was her boy friend the big name wide receiver and she never told the police then.

  10. ferdfteenthousand says: Feb 29, 2012 10:50 AM

    Players need to start thinking with their minds and not their cox…

  11. alewatcher says: Feb 29, 2012 10:56 AM

    Big Ben is flabbergasted…that he didn’t think of this first.

  12. ebeg420 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:58 AM

    marvsleezy-

    Demaryius Thomas wasn’t a big named WR then….

  13. mwcarolina says: Feb 29, 2012 11:00 AM

    if Thomas’ story is true, then he was WAY too trusting because what Cox allegedly said was sick.

  14. ryanlandry1285 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:01 AM

    “Thomas, after all, had been dating the alleged victim.”

    Oh thats not a big deal or anything…

  15. earlcampbellrules says: Feb 29, 2012 11:09 AM

    Both Cox and Thomas are typical NFL garbage human beings. I hope they both go to jail.

  16. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Feb 29, 2012 11:31 AM

    Is this really the world we live in? Two homies are hanging out, chillin’, and one says to the other, “Let’s tag team your drunken, passed-out girlfriend.” It’s sort of sad that Thomas’ only objection was that she was passed out. I guess otherwise, he’d have been all for it.

    I’m not usually for Hammurabi style justice, but Cox deserves to be separated from his.

  17. nineroutsider says: Feb 29, 2012 11:36 AM

    It isn’t that hard to find willing women and I’m not a millionaire pro-athlete; he couldn’t put in a little effort to find a women that actually wanted to? He deserves whatever he gets…what a loser.

    Thomas isn’t much better, although we don’t know the full story…no one ever moved a passed out chick to their bedroom at a college party? I thought that was the nice thing to do. Obviously minus the rape part.

  18. marvsleezy says: Feb 29, 2012 11:51 AM

    ebeg420 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:58 AM

    marvsleezy-

    Demaryius Thomas wasn’t a big named WR then….
    ____________
    WRONG:
    Posted July 31, 2010, 3:17 pm MT

    Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos final unsigned draft pick, has agreed to a five-year deal with the Broncos worth $12.155 million, with $9.35 million guaranteed. According to a league source, the max value of Thomas’ contract is $15.5 million with escalators.

  19. seanb20124 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:01 PM

    Victim should have gone after Cox in civil court. Now she wont get a dime of support money. Cox likely would have had NFL checks coming in for a couple of years. Sad story for all parties

  20. trollhammer20 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:07 PM

    18 years, 18 years
    She got one of your kids got you for 18 years
    I know somebody paying child support for one of his kids
    His baby mamma’s car and crib is bigger than his
    You will see him on TV any given Sunday
    Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai
    She was suppose to buy you shorty TYCO with your money
    She went to the doctor got lipo with your money
    She walking around looking like Michael with your money
    Should of got that insured got GEICO for your money

  21. ko5k says: Feb 29, 2012 12:22 PM

    The victim wasn’t Thomas’ girlfriend.

    Nice to see that you’ve made that up and then ripped Thomas for it though.

    He’s a good kid who did nothing wrong.

  22. kmart0319 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    Stay Classy Denver….

  23. mkporter says: Feb 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    Seeing as Mr Lawyer isn’t interested in getting his facts right, I’ll clear one of them up: Thomas and the alleged victim were not dating at the time. She was not his girlfriend. According to statements from both DT and the victim, they made out some that night, and that was it.

  24. romoscollarbone says: Feb 29, 2012 1:03 PM

    I’m confused about the pregnancy. When a woman is sexually stimulated her cervix moves up and down to for lack of a better word, gulp up the semen. If she is completely passed out, would her cervix “activate” to perform this critical task. I mean I guess, if he left her there for hours to sleep off her drunk, the sperm would find their way. But it all seems puzzling. Either way the guy is a deviant, who will be in the slammer.

  25. abr173rd says: Feb 29, 2012 1:17 PM

    I don’t think any grown man would let another grown man carry an intoxicated woman off to his bedroom short of the woman in question being the guys wife.

    So Thomas basically let his scum bag buddy carry his intoxicated girlfriend off into his bedroom and decided it was okay to fall asleep on the guys couch…. Cox is obviously a scumbag and Thomas is a coward…

    And regardless of if she was or was not Thomas girlfriend as we will find out soon he’s still and idiot like the rest of these players who associate themselves with idiotic low class individuals.

  26. realfootballfan says: Feb 29, 2012 1:31 PM

    Obviously, the people criticizing Thomas here are unfamiliar with the underbelly of the entertainment and sports world’s groupie population who frequently refer to sexual encounters as “dating.”

    Thomas was no more responsible for this young lady than you or I. And let’s get off of the “Christian” values when 99% of the population engages in promiscuous behavior (even said Christians) during their late teens and 20’s as well.

    It’s hardly a reason to send any of these men to jail because this girl got bent out of shape about who she allowed to climb on top of her when she was drunk out of her mind, that’s kind of serious stuff reserved for real rapists in my mind.

    So for all intents and purposes, you noble guys here would have jumped up and grabbed this broad from another man, when she voluntarily came back to this private place where apparently at least one male who she’s previously had sex with (Thomas) and other physically imposing males are and ended up so drunk that she was incoherent while a man took her into the bedroom and had sex with her, lol? Mind you, not your sister, not your wife, not your “girlfriend,” but just some easy chick as evidenced by her being at said residence partying without discrimination with other guys than the one she’s previously had sex with.

    No weapons to hold her down, no drugs slipped into her drinks, no accountts of anyone actually doing anything to force her into anything, just accounts of really drunk and high people engaging in sexual acts, which the girl, who btw wouldn’t have been there to begin with if she had any self respect, regretted in the morning.

    I really don’t lump those women who have that wtf moment when they come to their senses and realize that they might have had 10 men on top of them last night in with actual rape victims who are violently assaulted, drugged, or physically forced into sexual acts. Hey, but that’s just me.

  27. ready4doomboom says: Feb 29, 2012 1:56 PM

    Before everyone jumps to bash DT lets see what happens in court. DT is a great guy and reports are always skewed when provided by the media. I am sure this will somehow turn into a Tebow duscussion via media. If DT is pulling the curtain over my eyes I will be really sad. I am a huge fan of his.

  28. swankybeat says: Feb 29, 2012 2:49 PM

    Perrish Cox should be rotting in a jail cell. PIG. What kind of man takes advantage of a woman who is passed out?? hmm I couldn’t get a girl who was coherent, so why not try with one who is incoherent.

  29. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Feb 29, 2012 2:55 PM

    realfootballfan,
    underbelly of entertainment or not, in what world is it ok to have sex with someone who is unconscious? I don’t distinguish between rape victims. A woman could have a DTF name tag and follow a muppet-headed QB from bar to bar, but if at any point she says no, game over.

    And before I get off my high horse, are you actually saying it’s ok to have sex with a woman who is liquored up and actually passed out, because she’s a groupie?

  30. realfootballfan says: Feb 29, 2012 6:57 PM

    hineswardcriesafterfumbling ,

    No, I’m saying that it’s not the legal system’s or my place to discriminate what happened to her when she went there, got insanely drunk (do you realize how much you have to drink to even pass out) with other drunk people and then try to delegate “punishment” for what happened behind closed doors because she had regrets or even disgust over it the next day.

    Furthermore, how do you know she was passed out? The only thing we do know for sure is that she was loaded out of her mind, under which circumstances alot of people do alot of stupid things.

    Sorry, but that’s not rape. Poor judgement on both of their parts, but not rape. Rape involves forcible acts, bruising on a woman, or illicit drugs to take advantage of a person who was not in the situation that this woman willingly put herself in.

    The Roethlisberger situation was a different animal all together, where not only did the woman explicitly say she told him to stop, but her friends were ushered away from helping the young woman when the Roethlisberger handlers wisked her away in the drunken state she was in.

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