Broncos won't start Cox

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, Last Updated: 2:26 PM ET

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox will not start Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. However, he will be active.

The rookie out of Oklahoma State was arrested Thursday by the Lone Tree police. which had finalized a lengthy investigation of a sexual assault charge that allegedly took place on Oct. 28.

"National Football League procedure indicates that the matter involving Perrish Cox is subject to review and potential discipline through only its Personal Conduct Policy as well as the legal system," the Broncos said in a statement. "The Denver Broncos are respectful of those regulations and will be fully compliant and cooperative throughout that process. While the Broncos have limited authority with regard to potential discipline stemming from this specific matter under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the club has fined Perrish the maximum amount for missing meetings and practice on Friday.

"The Denver Broncos consider this a very serious matter and will continue to closely monitor the situation."

Cox has started the last eight games for the club and has totaled 45 tackles and one interception during the year.


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