Mississippi State safety Justin Cox suspended indefinitely

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Miss. St. safety suspended after arrest
Friday November 21st, 2014

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen announced Friday that starting safety Justin Cox has been suspended indefinitely after being involved in an off-campus incident Friday morning, according to Yahoo Sports

The Starkville Daily News reported that authorities arrested Cox after responding to a burglary call and finding a woman with a head injury:

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Lt. Brett Watson said deputies responded to a burglary call on Rocky Road in the Aspen Heights apartment complex at about 3 a.m. Friday. He said upon arrival, deputies found a female victim with an injury to her head. Watson would not identify the victim.

Watson said deputies arrested Cox, a 21-year-old West Point native, at the scene on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling and aggravated domestic violence and booked him into Oktibbeha County Jail.

A separate report said that Cox has been charged with burglary of a dwelling and aggravated domestic violence and is being held on $20,000 bond.

Over nine games this season, Cox has recorded 21 tackles and one interception.

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Mississippi State (9-1) hosts Vanderbilt (3-7) on Saturday.

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