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Viking Chris Cook suspended without pay for domestic assault charge

The Minnesota Vikings have suspended cornerback Chris Cook indefinitely without pay. Through a statement, the Vikings said allegations against Cook were “very disturbing and disappointing.” Cook has been charged with felony domestic assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend. Coach Leslie Frazier says the team was "in shock" to hear Cook was arrested.
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The Minnesota Vikings have suspended cornerback Chris Cook indefinitely without pay. Through a statement, the Vikings said allegations against Cook were “very disturbing and disappointing.” Cook has been charged with felony domestic assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend. Coach Leslie Frazier says the team was "in shock" to hear Cook was arrested.

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