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Vikings CB Chris Cook still in jail

Posted on: October 24, 2011 4:29 pm
CookPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Vikings defensive back Chris Cook has been in jail since early Saturday morning after his arrest on a domestic assault charges. He missed the Vikings game Sunday vs. the Packers, and after a hearing scheduled for Monday was canceled, he’s still sitting behind bars.

A spokeswoman for the city of Eden Prairie told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that police needed more time to investigate the alleged incident and have not forwarded the case to the county attorney. Unless an extension is given, police will have to charge Cook or they must release him by Tuesday.

You’ll recall that Cook was arrested in March and charged with brandishing a firearm, and though the charge was later dropped, he said at the time, “It definitely will make me smarter about how I react to other people and what they say to me or what they try and do to me."

More from the Star-Tribune:
Cook, 24, has been in jail in downtown Minneapolis since about 4 a.m. Saturday. He was arrested at 2:10 a.m. at his home in the 6400 block of Regency Lane in Eden Prairie after a neighbor reported yelling and screaming from across the street, according to police.

County records show he was booked on probable cause for domestic assault/strangulation, a felony-level offense, and fifth-degree domestic assault, a misdemeanor.

The victim's identity and condition have yet to be released.

Obviously, his absence doesn’t help the cause of the Vikings, who are forced to sit and wait.

"As we get more clarity as to what's going on with Chris, we'll act accordingly," head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday. "But we'll try to get clarity hopefully in the next few days and go from there. I don't think any of us in this organization are pleased when one of our players is arrested for anything. And the fact that one of our players is in jail is a disappointment."

H/T to the Star-Tribune for Cook’s mug shot.

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