Chiefs cut rookie DB Justin Cox after domestic violence arrest

Feb 23, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Justin Cox runs the 40 yard dash during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 23, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Justin Cox runs the 40 yard dash during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Justin Cox was released Tuesday, a day after he was arrested.

According to The Clarion-Ledger, Cox, an undrafted rookie out of Mississippi State, was arrested Monday in Starkville, Miss., on aggravated domestic violence, burglary and trespassing charges.

From The Clarion-Ledger:

The alleged incident occurred at the Aspen Heights apartment complex on Monday. Authorities received a call around 1 p.m. Cox was quickly determined to be a suspect. He was later arrested in West Point and transferred back to Starkville where he was booked at 4 p.m.

As of Tuesday evening, Cox is still in custody at Oktibbeha (Miss.) County jail.

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Cox was previously arrested in November when he was still a senior at Mississippi State. In that incident, he was charged with aggravated domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling. The Bulldogs suspended him indefinitely, and he did not play in the team’s final three games, including the Orange Bowl. Those charges were later dropped.

After the college season, Cox was invited to the NFL Combine and ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. He went undrafted, but signed on with the Chiefs as a free agent.

The Chiefs offered no other comment on Cox’s release.

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