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Chiefs release rookie Justin Cox after he is arrested and charged with domestic violence

Cornerback Justin Cox caught a ball on May 18, 2015 during the Chiefs' three-day rookie minicamp at the Chiefs' practice facility in Kansas City.
Cornerback Justin Cox caught a ball on May 18, 2015 during the Chiefs' three-day rookie minicamp at the Chiefs' practice facility in Kansas City. along@kcstar.com

The Chiefs on Tuesday released defensive back Justin Cox, a rookie free agent from Mississippi State who was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence and trespassing.

The alleged incident occurred at an apartment complex in Starkville, Miss. A request for comment from the Chiefs was unreturned.

It was Cox’s second arrest involving domestic violence in less than a year.

On Jan. 6, Cox appeared in Oktibbeha County (Miss.) Justice Court, where he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing and was fined $600. The domestic-violence charge was dismissed at the victim’s request.

Cox played free safety at Mississippi State last season and missed the final three games, including the Orange Bowl, on suspension after the first arrest.

He impressed scouts at the NFL Combine with his measurables but went undrafted.

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BlairKerkhoff.

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