In case you missed what happened with Chris Cook and his off field troubles, here’s the link for it: Chris Cook Charged
The Vikings released a statement today on troubled cornerback Chris Cook. Also, Leslie Frazier spoke briefly on it at today’s press conference.
“Cook will remain on our 53 man roster but will not participate in our football activities at this time. We have met with Chris and spoken with his agent and have agreed that currently, Chris should focus on his off the field matters.”
Leslie Frazier confirmed that Chris Cook was taken off the suspended list and added to the 53 man roster. Cook will be paid but will not be practicing or playing until things play out with his legal issues. I didn’t get to see Frazier press conference but according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500, Frazier had this to say: “We really think that’s it best for him to really focus on the legal matters and not be a part of what we’re doing right now. That’s what he believes as well, along with his agent, that he needs to really focus on his case, which is a very serious matter as we all know and something organizationally we’re all very concerned about and we want him to put his energy and his efforts into that case.”
Cook’s next court date is set for November 22nd and it’s pretty much a wait and see approach from here. Best case scenario would be for Cook to be found not guilty but If Cook is found guilty, it will be up to the Vikings whether they want to keep him on the roster or if they will end up releasing him.