Perrish Cox acquitted of rape charges

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2012, 1:27 PM EST

    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.

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  2. gmoney112

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  3. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Our justice system at its finest
  4. Dough Boy

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    SMH. :bang2:

    So, he didn't have sex with her; he didn't rape; yet he will have to pay child support if she decides to sue him.

    Those prosecutors should lose their jobs.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Sounds like they did a bang up job here on this one.
  6. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    (1) He says they didn't have sex, never mind rape.
    (2) She's pregnant - DNA says it's his.
    (3) She didn't consent.
    (4) Jury says not guilty.

    How can you blame the prosecutors?
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    OJ Simpson all over again
  8. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Cox is a ****ing clown. The DNA matches him so he obviously at the very least had sex with her. He either had consexual sex or he raped her.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow. Somewhere, Roethlisberger is trying to get a meeting with Cox's Legal Representation.

  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty sad when not even near 100% proof is enough to get a conviction.

    I'm not even sure video footage of the incident would have gotten one if DNA can't.

    What an injustice.

    Who is on the jury? Seriously, reasonable doubt? The only explanation for this would be that the jury was comprised of small children who still believe in the Stork Theory.

    Baby killers and rapists roaming free meanwhile Wesley Snipes gets 3+ years for not filing his taxes and stupid teenagers land on the Registered Sex Offenders list for sending pictures of themselves to their boyfriends or girlfriends.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, gotta say that I agree with you Hoof. The world has gone stupid with upside down.
  12. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    That is the problem with being judged by a jury of ones peers. Cox is dumb and so are his peers.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Was it an acquittal or a mistrial, per Demaryius Thomas' testimony?
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Cox can thank Thomas for his freedom

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    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.)

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  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    The whole situation is absolutely disgusting and ridiculous.

    I hope there isn't a team in the NFL that is considering signing this guy now that he got away with rape.
  16. egn22

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  17. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    He was really good in college. 1st round talent with a undrafted free agent head.
  18. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    No ......
  19. jobberone

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  20. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    This thread is interesting if only to see how people get around the minimum character limit when replying "no"

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