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Saturday, September 3, 2011
Broncos lift cloud by releasing Perrish Cox

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Denver Post reports the Broncos have cut embattled cornerback Perrish Cox.

The paper said Cox’s release was football-related. But Cox’s name looms large in Denver for other reasons. He will go to trial in October on sexual-assault charges that could imprison him for life. Cox didn’t perform well this preseason. The fifth-round pick in 2010 started nine games last season and looked to have a bright future. He was arrested during last season.

I don’t feel comfortable coming to any conclusions before such a serious trial. But I’m sure this decision will play well in Denver regardless of the reasons.

Cox could have a hard time finding another job until his legal issues are resolved.