Saturday, May 5, 2012

49ers CB Perrish Cox Facing Civil Lawsuit for Sexual Assualt

Perrish Cox, the 49ers' newest cornerback, who was signed on a two-year deal this offseason after leaving the Broncos, has been charged in a civil law suit for sexual assault charges. Cox was acquitted of felony charges stemming from what allegedly happened in 2010, but his accuser continues to pursue him for financial compensation.
Here is a statement from the 25-year-old cornerback released on him back at the time of his signing:
"That's not me," Cox said of the charges at the time. "I'm not that type of guy. ... It was a nervous, scary situation. But I don't blame anybody but myself. I take responsibility for my actions. I'll never put myself in that situation again."
The 49ers believe that as well. "As an organization, from ownership on down, we have done our due diligence and are confident that Perrish will be a positive contributor to the 49ers, as well as our community," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement at the time.
Cox no longer has to deal with the criminal charges pressed against him, but the civil suit could take some time to settle in court. This could become a distraction off the field. The 49ers can only hope the situation is settled quickly so they can get the very most out of their new cornerback.

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