It’s his Constitutional right, right there in the Fifth Amendment. And former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox opted to exercise it on Thursday.
According to the Denver Post, Cox chose not to testify in his ongoing rape trial.
But this doesn’t mean the jury didn’t hear from Cox. On Thursday morning, prosecutors played video of Cox denying having sex with the alleged victim in a meeting with police.
“I didn’t touch her at all,” Cox said. “She wasn’t even drunk.”
So why didn’t he say that on the witness stand? It may have something to do with the fact that his DNA matched the DNA of the fetus that was growing in the uterus of the alleged victim.
Lawyer Harvey Steinberg called only one witness for the defense. The jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments at 1:00 p.m. ET.
UPDATE 3:00 p.m. ET: Jury deliberations have begun.