And now we know a little bit more of the rest of the story.
In what would have been his final game at Michigan State, Demetrious Cox was suspended for the blowout loss to Penn State this past Saturday. At the time, head coach Mark Dantonio labeled it a violation of unspecified team rules that led to the safety’s suspension.
According to the Lansing State Journal, however, Cox as arrested and cited for misdemeanor assault early Wednesday morning. In a phone conversation with the State Journal, the senior co-captain claimed that he had been “falsely accused” of the assault because he matched the description of the alleged suspect.
“I told them everything that I did (that night), and then he said (I matched) the description of somebody they’re looking for, and then they put me in handcuffs,” Cox said. “I was falsely accused of something, and it’s going to work itself out, and I’m gonna move on.”
Cox has yet to be formally charged.
After starting 14 games last season, Cox had started 10 of 11 in 2016. The fifth-year senior’s 55 tackles were fifth on the Spartans this season.