Perrish Cox: The 49ers know what kind of guy I am

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Perrish Cox, the troubled cornerback who signed with San Francisco a week and a half after he was acquitted of rape, says there are no concerns about his character.

Cox said he personally met 49ers owner Jed York and General Manager Trent Baalke “so they could figure out what kind of guy I am.”

Although he did not address the specifics of the case against him, Cox said he has assured the 49ers that he’ll never be an off-field problem.

“I never want to be in the position that I was in before ever again,” Cox said. “That’s not me. I’m not that type of guy. To prove that, I will show the community, and the coaches, and the team, what type of guy I am, and can be. From here on out, I’ll show it.”

Cox said he learned a lesson from his legal case about not being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“I just shouldn’t have been in that whole [situation],” he said. “Whatever happened that day, night, whatever happened … it shouldn’t have happened. Like I said, I should have been smarter and I shouldn’t have put myself in that position. That’s just my goal from here on out – never put myself in that of position again.”

When Cox landed in San Francisco, it seemed out of character for a no-nonsense coach like Jim Harbaugh. If Cox is legitimately dedicated to keeping his nose clean off the field, however, this was a good move for the 49ers.

25 responses to “Perrish Cox: The 49ers know what kind of guy I am

  1. “They know what kind of guy I am … and they really don’t care as long as I help them win games. Yeah, I can do anything and it will be OK with them. My kind of team.”

  2. “That’s not me. I’m not that type of guy.”

    Yes you are. You raped a woman. How can you say you’re not that guy. That’s like OJ saying he wouldn’t kill anybody because that’s just not him.

  3. We all know exactly what kind of guy you are.

    I love these guys who do incredibly stupid things, and stand there and claim “That’s not who I am”, or “I’m not that kind of guy”, when it’s clear to everyone else that they are, in fact, that kind of guy.

  4. He was acquitted of the crime…people really need to read both sides of the story before jumping to conclusions. This could be a HUGE pickup for the niners. Very low risk/huge reward type of deal if he keeps his nose clean. The best D in the league just got a lot better.

  5. i dont really think its a huge gamble i mean rogers and culliver are the starting corners so cox will be used in nickel and dime situations just stay outta trouble man seriously!

  6. C’mon, the team wants a guy that is going to help them win football games. This was a non-football incident; where he was found not guilty; and a first time accusation. It’s not like this has anything to do with football.

    Now, if he was forcing sex on his teammates or coaches in the lockerroom after they fell asleep or passed out that would be different. (Allegedly)

  7. eaglesw00t says: Mar 14, 2012 7:59 AM

    Didnt I read there will still be a civil suit? Ala OJ, where one charge doesnt stick, so they press another?

    He denied having sex with the victim, yet the child is his. What does that tell you? The prosecution failed to prove rape, but he in fact did have sex with the woman, whether she was awake or not. He’s going to be paying child support for sure. That’s what the civil suit will be about.

  8. Man was acquitted. All it was is allegations and nothing more. Welcome to America where we are innocent until proven guilty. The way it should be. So as far as im concerned let the man play football.

  9. The man has been found inoccent by his peers. That is enough for me. As it was said may years ago,”he who is without sin, cast the first stone”.

    I will give him the chance to prove what kind of a man he really is…..for the good or for the bad

  10. mattsffrd Just because he was acquitted doesn’t mean that 1. a crime wasn’t committed and 2. he didn’t do it. It just means their wasn’t enough evidence to prove it without a “reasonable” doubt. since she was unconscious, she cant say what happened, and since he refused to testify, he wouldn’t say what happened. they wer ethe only 2 people in the bedroom so that means there is no one to actually say what happened in that bedroom, hence the reasonable doubt. We know he carried her drunk, passed out body into the bed room due to testimony. We know shes pregnant, and we know that the fetus has his DNA. But you’re right, lets look at both sides of the story. we don;t know they had sex (but we do know having sex with a passed out woman is considered rape) So obviously her pregnancy was an act of the holy spirit and we will be rescheduling Christmas to be whenever his child is born.

  11. I would have to believe that the 49ers did their do diligence when it came down to a background check on this guy. As a 49er fan I was concerned at first with this signing. I want my team to succeed but to succeed with integrity. I have to assume that Baalke and Harbaugh saw something with this guy that contradicts what the media has been portraying.

  12. Dear thrillomania

    You know Jack Crap about this case. Get your fact right before you throw stones.

    She had an abortion, therfore ” whenever his child is born” is a total mis-statement of facts!

  13. First of all, if you believe everything the media says then you’re an idiot.

    Second off, if over half the judgemental jacklegs on here had their skeletons taken out of their closet they would shut the crap up.

    3rd, every woman has a little “gold digger” in them when it comes to money/fame (just look at the reality shows). If you honestly think that any athlete HAS to rape a woman to get sex from them then you are out of your mind. You can be a half retarded singer like Will Hung and women will drop their panties for you…

    4th and last, if you the court declares you are innocent then guess what? YOU ARE INNOCENT! End of story, i don’t care if you really did it, you’re are still innocent according to the law. So shut up already. Most of yall that are going off on the guy obviously never played any type of sports, you have zero athletic ability and your jealousy is driving you to sip Haterade…

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