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Former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was found not guilty on two counts of sexual assault, stemming from a September 2010 incident in which a woman claimed Cox had sex with her at his home without her consent.

Teammate Demariyus Thomas testified that the woman, a friend of Cox's then-girlfriend, was passed out drunk, and that Cox had told him "I think she's ready." In a police interview, Cox denied ever having sex with the girl, but a DNA test showed that she was pregnant with his child.


The defense painted her as a "party girl" who didn't remember much of what happened that night, and in closing arguments told the jury that "you might say he lied about sex. There may be a long line of distinguished and undistinguished individuals who've followed suit. That doesn't make them rapists."

The jury agreed, clearing Cox on all counts. Cox hasn't played football since being cut by the Broncos in training camp.

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