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Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:51 am
Edited on: October 22, 2011 4:22 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested on domestic assault charges early Saturday morning and is being held without bail at Hennepin County Jail.

According to jail records, via Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500, Cook was booked at 4:06 a.m. CT Saturday morning and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday at 8:15 a.m. CT.

Which means it's possible that Cook is could sit in prison when Minnesota takes on Green Bay Sunday.

"The Minnesota Vikings are aware of the incident involving Chris Cook," the Vikings said in a statement released by the team. "We take this matter very seriously and are still gathering all the details of the incident. We will not have any further comment at this time."

This isn't Cook's first run-in with the law in recent months either -- the cornerback was charged with brandishing a firearm back in March. At the time, Cook denied that he was involved in any sort of fight, and eventually the charges were dismissed.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier had a talk with Cook in the offseason to reiterate the importance of staying out of trouble off the field, and the second-year player emerged as perhaps the most reliable cornerback on the field during the team's 1-5 start. At 6-foot-2, he has the size to match up with taller receivers and the speed to keep up with smaller ones.

Cook, a defensive back out of Virginia, was a 2010 second-round pick. He struggled with injuries his rookie season, but started the last three games for Minnesota thanks to a neck injury to Antoine Winfield.

The Vikings currently rank 24th in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 269.5 yards per game. 

Without Cook, Asher Allen will likely step into the starting role with Marcus Sherels moving into the nickelback spot, giving the Vikings two of their top three cornerbacks under 5-foot-10. Rookie Brandon Burton also could be activated to provide some depth against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who run a wide-open passing attack that floods the secondary with receivers.

Even before the incident with Cook, Frazier said his short-handed secondary would be challenged against their undefeated division rivals.

"They do a lot of four- and five-wideout sets; more so than most teams that you play," Frazier said on Friday. "You would like to have all hands on deck, but the guys that are going to play are going to be ready to go and we are going to need them to step up and play big for us."

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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:14 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Yeah and we have also heard stories about women killing their husbands and getting off bc they " hit her" or some other reason like for the guys money. Also women have a bad habit of putting their hands on men bc they are mad and dont expect to get hit back. Or they know your mad from argueing so they start making out of pocket comments. That syit ain't right. A women doesn't deserve to be treated any different from a man bc we are all HUMAN. That still doesn't excuse what he did though. Hey you never know there could be more to the story.

Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:53 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Holding, Green Bay ... just kidding! They never call holding on Green Bay !!!

Kick Woodson out of the Saint game for punching. Just kidding, refs would never do that !!! 

Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:45 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Which means it's possible that Cook is [sic] could sit in prison

Does CBS not have a proofreader? Oh, and another thing, a person only goes to prison after being convicted of a felony and being turned over to the State Department of Corrections.  Until that time, he or she sits in the county/city jail.  So Cook will not be sitting in prison this weekend.

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 6:07 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

I thought they had the "LOVE BOAT" in Mn why all the violence...get ready to get piss pounded today! Just can thank us later for putting you in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes!

After can Ponder your monumental MISTAKES!

Packers 35 Viqueens 17

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:28 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

jolly abused drugs.  cook abuses women.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:20 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Nah, don't leave favre alone, he's a pervy fark, should have left the game when he was good. 
His last pass for his last three teams was an interception....there are plenty of us in PackerLand that don't really love the guy

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:13 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

It seems as if this is happening way too much with the Vikes.  X-factor has it pretty close, except for Favre.  He gave us one of the best season's we have had in over 10 years, so leave him alone.  Cook seemed like he was just starting to play well and now this.  I guess if your going to have a bad season, you might as well get it all out of the way now. lol

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:09 am

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

You're farking clueless. Unless you're just stupid. Then, you're just stupid.

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:57 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

One more thing. Aren't you Vikings fans sick and tired yet of the year after year side show that occurs within that organization? Randy Moss, The Loveboat, Brett Favre, Randy Moss, Brett Favre, The Williams, McNabb, and now Cook. The reason for Moss being there twice is you had a headache with him the first time, got stupid and brought him back for a 2nd turn and were left with pie on your faces. What was it again? 3 weeks for a 4th round draft pick. Can you say Dumb! You know what I see, Adrian Peterson playing his whole career and for what? Not the Lombardi trophy. As Jackie moon would say...4th PLACE..4th PLACE!!! I guess it was justly deserved that your stadium's roof collapsed just like that team has over the last 3 years. Who's next year's retred QB gonna be?

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:41 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Women should get the benefit of the doubt in Domestic Violence case's 100% of the time unless said woman has a police record. Point being, I think we've ALL seen enough stories and photos of woman who had the crap beat out of them. Some worse off than others. But ABUSE none the less. Now normally they don't just hold you without bail unless they have facts and proof that would coroberate the charge. But "some" do get had by the woman and the way the system can be twisted in their favor. Fact of the matter is when it all comes down to it, is that men and women put ouselves in volitile situation's that should have been ended way sooner and therefor allow instances like these to occur. What the heck is this...Dr.Phil?

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