The Vikings cornerback missed the final 10 games of the 2011 season while facing felony domestic assault charges. A jury acquitted Chris Cook in March after a high-profile trial and he returned to the team's roster. He tells the Star Tribune, "I think about my actions before I actually act on them. And I appreciate what I have now way more than I did before. I can't take this for granted."
With defensive back Chris Cook already out for Friday night's game with a concussion, the likely replacement for him is veteran Chris Carr. Carr tells the Pioneer Press that he needs all the reps he can get to be ready for the regular season.
Two important starters sat out of Vikings practice on Sunday with concussion-like symptoms. Tight end Kyle Rudolph and defensive back Chris Cook were banged up in Friday's preseason win over the Bills, and while test results have been positive, the team won't risk any unnecessary contact.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs was clutching his right knee when he was carted off the field toward the end of Saturday's training camp scrimmage. Fox Sports North reports the rookie went up to catch a pass and screamed in pain as he hit the ground.
Leslie Frazier will be making sure all-pro defensive end Jared Allen isn't overused this season. "We're going to make a concerted effort to try to get him off the field at times," Allen played 90 percent of the team's snaps last season. Meanwhile, Greg Childs and Chris Cook were the standouts of Thursday's practice.
Embattled Vikings cornerback Chris Cook tweeted this on Monday: "easy to unfollow if u don't like me tweets! Mind your business I don't always have to tweet about certain things! I tweet for entertainment."
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook, who missed the final 10 games of 2011 as he battled a felony domestic assault charge, tells Fox Sports North he has work to do in the offseason to earn the trust of his teammates again.
Closing arguments in the trial of the Vikings cornerback recapped the jury's choice between two accounts. Cook either choked and hit his girlfriend in a jealous rage or defended himself from her attack.
Prosecutors say the Vikings cornerback choked his girlfriend. But a doctor who examined photos taken on the night of the incident says the marks are consistent with a scrape from an earring she was wearing.
Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in the domestic assault trial of Vikings cornerback Chris Cook. While the prosecution contends Cook's alleged actions were the result of a jealous man, the defense says Cook's accuser was the aggressor -- with the football player having the "right to protect himself."
It's been nearly four months since Chris Cook allegedly abused his girlfriend. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says "nothing has changed since the last time we spoke with him." He says the team is "waiting for the legal process to take its course." But as of now, everything is "status quo."
The Vikings' secondary is in dire need of a talented players. Who will those players be? Nobody will know until free-agency begins and the draft concludes. Embattled cornerback Chris Cook could be back with the team, but nobody knows if his legal trouble will allow him on the field.
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.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will now answer to a second felony assault charge. The Star Tribune reports the woman who accuses Cook of choking her now claims she suffered hearing loss after the alleged attack. Cook is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday before Hennepin County District Judge Robert Small.