Broncos CB Perrish Cox was arrested Thursday night for sexual assault and is currently being held in Douglas County Detention Center in Colorado, according to a report in the Denver Post.
"We are aware of the reports and are currently in the process of gathering information and reviewing the facts," Broncos media relations director Patrick Smyth said. "We are taking this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with every aspect of the process."
Cox has started eight games this season, including the past four for injured CB Andre' Goodman. He has recorded 45 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. The 23-year-old Oklahoma State product also has six kickoff returns for 104 yards (17.3 avg.).
The way we see it
Cox had become a vital part of the defense, especially with a banged-up secondary. Originally the third cornerback on the depth chart, the rookie has been forced into a larger role with injuries to Goodman and CB Champ Bailey earlier this season.
The rookie slipped to the fifth round of the draft due in large part to his immaturity issues.
"(He) is too undisciplined on and off the field," Nolan Nawrocki wrote in Pro Football Weekly's 2010 Draft Preview. "His talent might not be worth the headache a team incurs by bringing him into the clubhouse."