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Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:21 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Chris Cook got a lot of unwanted attention this weekend when the Vikings cornerback spent Sunday not on the football field but in jail.

Cook was arrested on domestic assault charges and, according to a criminal complaint, began choking his girlfriend after learning that she'd spoken to an ex-boyfriend. Cook has been charged with domestic abuse by strangulation, which is a felony. And as a result, the Vikings are suspending him without pay.

"Today’s allegations against Chris Cook are very disturbing and disappointing," the Vikings said in a statement released by the team. "At this time, he is suspended without pay from the team while we continue to gather information regarding the situation. We will have no further comment until the appropriate time."

Cook remained in jail through Monday but was released on $40,000 bond Tuesday afternoon and shortly thereafter tweeted out "There's always two sides to a story!!"

According to Heneepin County District Attorney Michael Freeman, via the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, there's substantial evidence to indicate a violent crime.

"There are pictures of marks on her neck consistent with strangulation," Freeman said. "She was strangled not once, but twice. There were fingerprints on her neck."

And for those expecting any sort of favorable treatment for the NFL player, don't bother.

"Mr. Cook will be prosecuted just like anybody else charged with this crime," Freeman said. "It's a serious crime and it'll be taken very seriously."

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Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

Has Cook been convicted yet?  Thought the story said he's been charged but not convicted.



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Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:26 pm
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Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:31 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

"Mr. Cook will be prosecuted just like anybody else charged with this crime,"  The soon to be unemployed Freeman said.


Fixed it.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:20 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

First of all, who in your right mind would choke a woman PERIOD? For anything.  He's going to be locked up. His football career is probably done. Bye bye thug girl. Another nice draft pick by my vikings..ughh
There are plenty of reasons and times for it, depending on the situation.  If you're a cop or in the military you don't just get to allow female criminals and enemies to run off and cause more damage.

Obviously this isn't one of those situations.  This guy is just a thug criminal that shouldn't be in the league, and should be behind bars. 



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 9:18 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

First of all, who in your right mind would choke a woman PERIOD? For anything.  He's going to be locked up. His football career is probably done. Bye bye thug girl. Another nice draft pick by my vikings..ughh



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 8:11 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

Nice going dumb @$$. 



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2011 6:14 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

I'm tired of seeing degenerates like this embarass the league.  "Talking to an ex" does not excuse him putting his hands on her. The league's history is stained with stories of domestic violence.  Its platform as one of America's favorite sports gives it a huge audience. I'm sure the NFL can do ONE PSA for domestic violence. No one, man or woman, deserves this type of treatment.  



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2011 6:11 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

There are two sides to the story??? Your side and the truth. Chris Cook has been a bust on the field since being drafted by the Vikings. He can't cover even the marginal receivers in the league but he sure can cover his girlfriend with a few forearm shivers to the face. When the police show up and your significant other has blood pouring out of her nose it's tough to say "there are two sides to the story".

Vikings should trade him to any team who offers a couple of footballs and a roll of athletic tape.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:06 am
 

Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay

It's a serious crime in Minnesota to strangle your girlfriend but not in the great state of Oregon.
Isn't that right LaMichael James and Oregan Duck Coaches???


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