EAST LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan State defensive back Demetrious Cox has agreed to pay $1,085 in fines and restitution to resolve a misdemeanor assault case.
Court records say Cox will avoid jail time under a plea agreement that reduces the charge to a civil infraction of littering.
Police records say Cox was arrested at 3 a.m. on Nov. 24 in East Lansing after punching a cab driver. He didn’t play at Penn State afterward due to what coach Mark Dantonio called a violation of team rules.
East Lansing City Attorney Thomas Yeadon tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/2ik7lfX ) that the plea agreement was “fairly typical” for misdemeanor cases. He says the resolution was appropriate based on the circumstances surrounding the case.
Cox, a Pennsylvania native, previously told newspaper he’d been “falsely accused.”
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com