Federal prosecutors allege Cox kept in touch with students despite a confidentiality agreement he signed with the school after his termination in December. Prosecutors said in one instance, a male student Cox was in contact with threw the alleged victim and another witness to the ground in a physical altercation at Park Tudor.
The student told Cox about the altercation through text message.
“It would’ve been epic if you would’ve caused a concussion,” a text from Cox read.
Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch called Cox’s comments “troubling” and cited his “gross immaturity.”Cox is being held at a federal detention facility in Kentucky. Judge McVicker ruled over the prosecution's objections that Cox could be allowed out on bail and permitted to stay with his parents in Henry County while awaiting trial, but federal prosecutors are appealing that decision. In the meantime, Judge McVicker has stayed her decision, requiring Cox to remain in federal custody for the time being.