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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: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 12:53 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

Guilty or innocent it looks like he is just another player who seems to find trouble without much effort.  He is probably better off staying in jail for the weekend so that he doesn't get taken to school by the Packers.   

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 12:45 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

As a hard core purple suporter all I have to say is DUMBA$$.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 12:37 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

I would not cut him (yet) women are crazy and they know the laws quite well.  All any women has to do to get a man arrested is inflict harm to herself and blame the guy and the next thing you that man is in jail for domestic abuse.  I am not saying he is innocent in fact I would bet all I own he is guilty but it is a little early to be cutting people.

Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2011 12:30 pm

Vikings Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault

If i was coach Frazier i would cut him.

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