Court appearance for Vikings' Chris Cook canceled

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was to appear in court Monday for the first time since being arrested on felony domestic assault charges, but that appearance has been canceled. He was ordered held without bail on Saturday. His lawyer says Cook denies strangling his girlfriend during the dispute.
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Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was to appear in court Monday for the first time since being arrested on felony domestic assault charges, but that appearance has been canceled. He was ordered held without bail on Saturday. His lawyer says Cook denies strangling his girlfriend during the dispute.

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