Josh McDaniels was a lot of things, but he wasn’t too tolerant of off-the-field misbehavior–there’s a good chance the former head coach would have cut Cox, who was charged with the crime after police took their time gathering evidence. The incident allegedly took place Oct. 28. With McDaniels out, there’s no telling how the Broncos will deal with this issue, other than today’s predictable message out of Dove Valley that the team is taking the matter “very seriously.”
Cox was highly touted as an excellent cornerback coming out of Oklahoma State University in the 2010 draft, but his name was also associated with some character flaws,although none that would seem to indicate something as serious as sexual assault was in his future. For instance, in 2009, he was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license in Stillwater, Okla.
Common sense would lead just about anyone–Broncos personnel included–to believe that a six-week investigation leading to the arrest and filing of these very serious charges against Cox that there could be some merit to the accusations. Let’s hope this isn’t as serious as it sound. If it is, let’s see how the Broncos, absent a head coach, deal with it.