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Dec 15, 2010 1:17 AM by Lee Douglas

Broncos Cox could face life in prison

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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