Remember when Justin Cox was headed to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs? Well, that is about to be a distant memory. Cox was arrested on Monday on the charge of aggravated domestic violence, including burglary of a residence and trespassing, according to Michael Bonner of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. Cox was also arrested in November for domestic violence charges.
Frankly, if any of these charges have merit, Cox should never have been with the Chiefs. General manager John Dorsey has made it a point to bring in men of high character, and it does not appear that Cox fits the bill. I’m surprised Dorsey took a leap of faith with this undrafted rookie free-agent, and I’ll be flat-out stunned if he is not released by the end of Tuesday.
Barring some sort of miracle, Cox was not making this team anyway. Kansas City has plenty of talent at corner, and will likely keep five or six players. Sean Smith, Phillip Gaines, Steven Nelson and Marcus Peters are absolute locks, while Jamell Fleming and Marcus Cooper can battle it out to make the grade.
There is simply no room in society for domestic violence. To be fair, we have to let the justice system play out before really laying into Cox, but the Chiefs don’t. They can – and should – cut him immediately and make a point that this sort of behavior will not be tolerated.
Hopefully this is the last legal problem any Chiefs player will have this season. The franchise has kept its nose very clean under head coach Andy Reid, with only the Sean Smith DUI charge being a main headline in a negative light. Here is to hoping Dorsey makes the correct move and cuts bait before training camp.