On Monday morning, Denver Broncos defensive back Perrish Cox entered a not guilty plea on charges of sexual assault. His trial will take place on Oct. 18. If the NFL does have a season in 2011 before the trial begins, this will be the Tuesday after the Broncos have a bye on Oct. 16.
The alleged sexual assault took place on Sept. 6, 2010, but was not reported to police until Oct. 28. The charges against him carry up to a life sentence in prison. Documents relating to this case remain sealed because the presiding judge believed the alleged victim would be subject to harassment and that Cox would not be able to receive a fair trial.
In March, Cox's lawyer waived a preliminary hearing for fear that the jury pool would be influenced by the information that came out during it.
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