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Kerberos
03-02-2012, 11:37 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/02/perrish-cox-acquitted-of-rape-charges/



Perrish Cox acquitted of rape charges
Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2012, 1:27 PM EST
Perrish Cox AP

When the jury couldn’t reach a verdict on Thursday following a short trial with a fairly simple set of facts, the signs weren’t good for the prosecution.

And the jury confirmed those suspicions on Friday. Per multiple reports, Cox has been acquitted.

The verdict comes notwithstanding evidence that: (1) Cox denied having sex with the alleged victim; and (2) the DNA of a fetus growing in the alleged victim’s body matched Cox’s DNA.

It’s another example of the difference between factual and legal guilt. Cox may have actually done it, but the jury may have decided that the prosecution failed to introduce proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

The next question is whether the alleged victim will sue him for assault. In that case, the burden of proof will be much, much lower. Cox won’t be able to avoid testifying if she sues.

So, even though he isn’t going to jail, another aspect of the legal system could still find that Cox violated the alleged victim’s rights.

A separate question is whether another NFL team will give Cox a chance. Some may still shy away from him, despite the acquittal.

Kerberos
03-02-2012, 11:39 AM
How is this any different than what Rapelessburger did? Minus the bun in the oven with his DNA of course!

pr_capone
03-02-2012, 11:40 AM
The victim should be sure to watch this video. It will teach her unborn child about Hitler and hopefully keep her from getting an abortion all at the same time.

I hear it is a very powerful video.

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KCUnited
03-02-2012, 11:53 AM
Cherish Cox gets off again.

Rain Man
03-02-2012, 11:59 AM
So she was unconscious and she ended up pregnant with his child and she doesn't remember ever having sex with him, and he gets acquitted? He's not that good a cornerback. That's ridiculous.

In the testimony, Cox was carrying her unconscious to his bed and telling Demaryious Thomas, "She's ready."

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7629528/denver-broncos-accuser-demaryius-thomas-testify-perrish-cox-trial

I'm in awe of how a professional football player can rape an unconscious woman and get her pregnant and then walk away from it. That jury should be forced to go drinking with the guy.

Kerberos
03-02-2012, 12:12 PM
So she was unconscious and she ended up pregnant with his child and she doesn't remember ever having sex with him, and he gets acquitted? He's not that good a cornerback. That's ridiculous.

In the testimony, Cox was carrying her unconscious to his bed and telling Demaryious Thomas, "She's ready."

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7629528/denver-broncos-accuser-demaryius-thomas-testify-perrish-cox-trial

I'm in awe of how a professional football player can rape an unconscious woman and get her pregnant and then walk away from it. That jury should be forced to drinking with the guy.

Just like OJ....Money talks and well you know.....he is walking right now from court into his $100K sports car no doubt.

Kerberos
03-04-2012, 04:51 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/04/cox-can-thank-thomas-for-his-freedom/


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Cox can thank Thomas for his freedom
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2012, 12:01 PM EST
Perrish Cox AP

In January’s wild-card playoff game against the Steelers, receiver Demaryius Thomas helped the Broncos seize victory from the jaws of defeat. Last week, Thomas did the same thing for former teammate Perrish Cox.

Josh Alper dropped the link in today’s one-liners, but since I can only write so many bounty stories in one weekend I decided to elaborate. With Cox acquitted of rape despite: (1) denying having sex with the alleged victim; and (2) providing DNA evidence that matched the DNA of the fetus that was growing in the woman’s body, it looked like he was heading up the river. Or down the river. Or whichever direction on the river the prison is.

So what happened? Mike Klis of the Denver Post explains that testimony from Thomas gave Cox’s lawyer the opening for the one thing that allows the factually guilty to go free in the name of protecting the innocent from being wrongfully convicted: reasonable doubt.

After blurting out a comment from Cox that prompted a failed request from Cox’s lawyer for a mistrial, Thomas offered up something that hurt the prosecutions case, perhaps fatally. Questioned by prosecutors regarding his decision to send multiple text messages to the alleged victim on the day following the alleged incident, Thomas explained that he texted the alleged victim because teammate Cassius Vaughn had told Thomas at practice that he there was some “great ‘girl on girl action’” after Thomas left Cox’s apartment.

Thomas had told police that he left Cox’s apartment after the alleged victim supposedly passed out.

Klis explains that the judge had prohibited any reference to supposed “girl on girl” action under Colorado’s rape shield laws, which are aimed at ensuring that the sexual habits and histories of rape victims won’t become an issue at trial. But the prosecution opened the door, foolishly. (The notion that a lawyer should never ask a question to which the lawyer doesn’t already know the answer became a cliche for a reason.)

And so the testimony from Thomas paved the way for evidence that the alleged victim had erased text messages from Thomas regarding Vaughn’s claim. The prosecution then chose not to call Vaughn to testify, which Cox’s lawyer wisely pointed out during closing arguments. Throw in a concession from Thomas that, on second thought, the alleged victim may not have been passed out but merely asleep, and that’s enough reasonable doubt to prevent Cox from being convicted.

Since, as Klis explains, none of the jurors will talk about the verdict, there’s no way to know why they disregarded a fairly clear line of logic. But Klis likely is right — whether Thomas intended to save Cox or not, Thomas said just enough to keep Cox out of prison.

Rain Man
03-04-2012, 05:16 PM
It doesn't matter if she woke up later and pounced on another woman. You can't have sex with an unconscious woman. Those rules are clear.

I bet everyone on the jury has an Elway poster taped to their bedroom ceiling.