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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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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

It doesn't actually say what he did.  Maybe he hit his male life partner!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

All these Athletes think they can do any thing they want to them the people around them are servants. The Vikings should leave his butt in jail its not going to kill him. This just makes the Vikings and Green Bay Packers game more lop sided.



Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Not a good look!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Wait............ maybe they can get the judge involved who got the Williams boys off on their substance abuse charge!



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Can't beat anyone on the field so you beat the wife..... Let me guess shes a Packers fan. Class act loser!




Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Guess what another football player with out a brain, i hope the viking drop him.



Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Going to be a long Sunday for Viking fans. Packers will be passing all over the place. Jared Allen won't get to Rodgers because the Packers will be in max protect the mode the entire 2nd half. Tiime for a repeat! Lombardi Trophy is staying in Titletown U.S.A.!



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

To bad Judge Larson is retiring brownnose...



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Oh ya, cut him when Winfield and Sanford are out and you're going against Greenbay. That would be a worse move than when he cut Bryant McKinnie. 



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

QUICK!  Somebody get Judge Larson on the phone!  This travesty of justice must be stopped!  He is a Minnesota Vikings player!  You do NOT arrest or imprison these people.  This is Minnesota we are talking about.  What are these people thinking?  If he isn't on the field on Sunday, someone in Hennepin is losing their job.


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