KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rookie cornerback Justin Cox’s inability to avoid trouble before training camp proved costly.
The Chiefs on Tuesday announced the waiving of Cox a little more than 24 hours after he was arrested and charged in Starkville, Miss., on allegations of aggravated domestic violence, burglary and trespassing.
The 6-1, 191-pound Cox, who played collegiately at Mississippi State, originally signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May.
Monday’s incident isn’t Cox’s first brush with the law.
Cox was suspended the final three games of his senior season in college after being arrested and charged with domestic violence and burglary.
He eventually pleaded guilty in early January to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing, and the domestic violence charge was dismissed.
The release of Cox leaves the Chiefs with 89 players on the offseason roster a week ahead of when rookies, quarterbacks and select players are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28.
Veteran players report July 31 and the team’s first full training camp practice is set for Aug. 1.
The Chiefs can add a player before training camp to reach the maximum allowed of 90 players on an offseason roster.