Demetrius Cox Assaulted an East Lansing Cab Driver
According to a report from the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State defensive back Demetrious Cox broke a cab driver's nose.
Cox said he was falsely accused of assault and plead not guilty to the charges last week.
The report said that the incident happened while the senior team captain was lost and drunk. The cab driver told police he picked up Cox in downtown East Lansing around 2:45 am.
The incident was reportedly the result of Cox giving a cab driver directions to where he had already been picked up. The report said that Cox started to become "aggressive", refused to pay the fee for the unproductive ride and began punching the driver.
Cox was arrested after he matched the driver’s description with a blood alcohol level of .22 . After posting $200 bail, Cox was released on Thanksgiving afternoon.
He was suspended for the Penn State game and missed out on his last chance to play in an MSU uniform. Cox’s pretrial will be on Jan. 5.
In 2016, he had 55 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one interception in 2016 and missed the season finale against Penn State.