2nd year cornerback Chris Cook has been charged by the Hennepin County Attorneys Office with a felony domestic assault by strangulation charge. The complaint states that Cook strangled his girlfriend twice and struck her in the ear.
According to Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500, assaulting a household member is punishable up to 3 years in jail and a 5,000 fine.
Cook was charged with brandishing a firearm this spring when a neighbor accused him of pulling a gun during an altercation. The charges were later dropped as the judge ruled in his favor.
This is not a good sign for the Vikings secondary moving forward as Cook was emerging as a solid player this year. Winfield is getting up there in age and Cedric Griffin doesn’t look the same after his ACL injuries so Cook was a vital peice to the future of the position.
Chris Cook could be facing jail time and outside of his legal problems, there’s no word on what the league or the Vikings will do with Cook yet.