Vikings' Chris Cook to claim self-defense in alleged domestic assault

An attorney for the Minnesota Vikings cornerback says his client will contest two felony charges, including domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree domestic assault.
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An attorney for the Minnesota Vikings cornerback says his client will contest two felony charges, including domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree domestic assault.

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