Former MSU safety Cox arrested again

By JOEL COLEMAN
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Former Mississippi State defensive back and current Kansas City Chiefs player Justin Cox was arrested on Monday according to records at the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office.
The Clarion-Ledger first reported Cox’s arrest.
As of Monday evening, Cox was being held at the Oktibbeha County Jail on charges of aggravated domestic violence, trespassing, and burglary of a residence.
This marks the second arrest in less than a year for the West Point native.
The safety was also arrested last November on charges of domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling. In that incident, Cox pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing, while the domestic violence charge was dropped.
Mississippi State suspended Cox after his initial arrest, causing him to miss the Bulldogs’ final three games last season.
Cox played for MSU during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. After originally signing with Mississippi State in 2011, Cox went on to play two seasons at East Mississippi Community College.
In January 2013, Cox enrolled at MSU and played cornerback in all 13 games that year, recording 31 tackles and hauling in one interception.
Cox was shifted to safety prior to the 2014 campaign as he went on to play in nine games his senior year, including eight starts. Cox notched 21 tackles and had one interception for the season.
Cox went undrafted in the 2015 National Football League Draft, but went on to sign with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

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