Ex-Broncos Cox’s trial on sex assault delayed

The trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox on

sexual assault charges has been postponed until February.

The trial was originally scheduled to start Tuesday. The defense

requested a delay but the reason wasn’t immediately known. The

delay until Feb. 27 was announced Wednesday.

Cox is charged with sexual assault against a person who was

physically helpless and sexual assault against a person who was

incapable of determining the nature of the conduct.

He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $50,000 bail.

Prosecutors say the woman was assaulted in September 2010. An

arrest warrant affidavit says she became pregnant and that DNA

tests indicate Cox is the father.

The Broncos waived Cox last month, citing his on-field

performance.