Broncos’ arrested rookie makes trip to Phoenix

ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Perrish Cox traveled to Phoenix with his teammates but his playing status today remains undecided following his arrest for investigation of sexual assault.

The Broncos could punish the standout defensive back from Oklahoma State for missing practice and meetings Friday while he was detained in the Douglas County Jail following his arrest Thursday night.

They could bench him for part of the game against the Cardinals and also fine him as they did star linebacker D.J. Williams last month following a drunken driving arrest.

A team spokesman said no decision had been made Saturday night about whether Cox would play Sunday. He’s listed as questionable, meaning there’s a 50-50 chance.

On Friday, a judge ruled Cox, who posted $50,000 bail, could leave the state for the Broncos’ road games at Arizona this weekend and at Oakland on Dec. 19.

Cox could face a four-game suspension from the NFL next season for violating the league’s personal conduct code. Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t need a player’s conviction to punish him.


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