The 49ers' newest cornerback, Perrish Cox, who was signed on a two-year deal this past spring 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 transpired in 2010, but his accuser continues to pursue him for financial compensation.
Here is a bit more insight from the 25-year-old cornerback and a statement the team 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.
The good news for Cox is that he no longer has to deal with the criminal charges pressed against him, but the civil suit could take some time to settle and 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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