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Niner News: Cornerback Perrish Cox Has Civil Lawsuit Thrown Out

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox had a civil lawsuit thrown out by a Denver judge last week, closing the final chapter is his sexual assault case.

In March 2012, Cox was acquitted of rape charges. But the alleged victim was still able to sue him for assault. The woman moved ahead with that lawsuit, which was thrown out last week. The reason for the dismissal from the judge is because Cox and the woman are going to reach a private settlement outside of court. The Associated Press reported the case was thrown out at the request of both parties.

After his acquittal of rape charges last year it was not clear an NFL team would take a risk and sign the former Denver Broncos cornerback. Jim Harbaugh decided to take a chance on signing Cox, who repaid the coach by playing well as a backup cornerback. He appeared in all 16 regular season games and had 11 tackles last season.

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