Posted: Dec 14, 2010 11:17 PM by Lee Douglas
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Perrish Cox faces up to life in prison if convicted of sexual assault charges filed by prosecutors last week.
A portion of the case unsealed by a Douglas County judge Tuesday shows the sexual assault charges are Class 3 and Class 4 felonies, which carry a sentence of between two years to life in prison. They involve a helpless victim.
Other details of the case remain sealed.
Cox, who played in the Broncos' loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, is free on $50,000 bail.
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 to be convicted to punish him.
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