Prosecution to rest Cox case Thursday

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors are wrapping up their case in the sexual assault trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox.

Cox is being tried on one count of sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and one count of sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct. He faces two years to life in prison if convicted.

He is expected to decide Thursday whether he will testify in his own defense.

Prosecutors Chris Gallo and Bob Chappell present a case that's straightforward: Cox denies having sex with the woman, who can't recall having sex that night but became pregnant and Cox's DNA matched the fetus.

Cox's attorney is seeking to paint a picture of drunkenness over Labor Day weekend 2010 and failed sexual relations between Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and the woman.