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He also told jurors that just because the woman didn’t remember having sex doesn’t mean rape occurred.

The Associated Press is not naming the woman because she is the alleged victim of a sex crime.

Both Thomas and the woman testified that they kissed during a car ride to Cox’s apartment from a nightclub and then kissed again while on an air mattress in Cox’s living room. The woman said she doesn’t remember much after kissing Thomas.

Under questioning from Cox’s attorney, the woman said she suspected something happened and that if it had been with Thomas, she wouldn’t have considered it rape.

“It wouldn’t have been fine but I wouldn’t have seen it as rape if he admitted it,” she said, referring to Thomas.

She said she went to a hospital the next day, but left before police could arrive and collect evidence because she didn’t want to falsely accuse anybody when she wasn’t sure something happened.

Thomas testified that Cox carried the sleeping woman to his bed and told Thomas, “I think she’s ready.” Steinberg objected, arguing Thomas hadn’t used the “she’s ready” phrase in a previous interview. He asked for a mistrial, but District Judge Paul King declined.

Under questioning by Steinberg, Thomas said he sent the woman a text the next day to ask if she remembered what happened, which the woman told police she found suspicious. Thomas said he sent the text after Cassius Vaughn, Cox’s roommate who was asleep in the apartment during the alleged assault, told him at the Broncos‘ practice facility that Che and the accuser “had a girl on girl action.”

The trial is taking place in Castle Rock, 30 miles south of Denver.

Thomas caught an 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a first-round playoff game in January.