A day after he was arrested in Mississippi, defensive back Justin Cox has been waived by the Chiefs, the team confirmed this afternoon (via Twitter). Cox will become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers tomorrow.
Cox, who played his college ball at Mississippi State, was suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested last November. He wasn’t selected in the draft, but quickly found an NFL home in May, signing with Kansas City and receiving a $10K signing bonus.
However, following his Monday arrest, the Chiefs decided to part ways with Cox. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger that Cox was charged with aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence, and trespassing on Monday, nearly identical charges to the ones he faced last year.