49ers cornerback Perrish Cox, who somehow avoided a conviction for rape in 2011, somehow avoided a fine for knocking Packers tight end Jermichael Finley to the ground and then perhaps accidentally (or perhaps subtly) stepping on Finley’s lower leg.
The league office advised PFT that Cox wasn’t fined not knocking Finley down and then applying a cleat to Finley’s leg while walking away.
In all fairness to Cox, Finley got a little aggressive before Cox flipped Finley, pressing his knees/legs into Cox’s back.
We realize that it’s football, but Cox should be a little more coy. Accused of impregnating a woman who had passed out in his apartment two years ago, a jury in Denver acquitted Cox even though: (1) he denied in an interview with police having sex with the woman; and (2) Cox’s DNA matched the DNA of the fetus that was growing in the victim’s uterus.
Cox still faces a civil lawsuit for his alleged conduct. But he won’t have his legal defense fund diminished in any way by the league office for the interaction with Finley.