Vikings CB Chris Cook Arrested For Domestic Assault

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WCCO) – On the eve of the border battle between the Vikings and the Packers, cornerback Chris Cook in is jail after being arrested early Saturday morning.

Police were called to Cook’s Eden Prairie townhouse on the 6400 block of Regency Lane just before 2:00 a.m. Police said a neighbor called 911 after hearing yelling and screaming coming from Cook’s home.

Police later arrested Cook on suspicion of domestic assault.

The victim was allegedly Cook’s girlfriend. But a man who answered the door at his townhouse and identified himself as Cook’s best friend said the incident was a misunderstanding and will be cleared up soon. He also said Cook’s girlfriend does not want to press charges.

Cook faces charges of domestic assault by strangulation, which is a felony, and fifth-degree domestic assault.

The Vikings won’t comment on the incident, but released a statement saying, “The Minnesota Vikings are aware of the incident involving Chris Cook. We take this matter very seriously and are still gathering all the details about the incident.”

A Vikings official did confirm that Cook will not play against the Packers, and the Vikings.com injury report labels Cook as out of the game.

The secondary is already down two players as Antoine Winfield is listed as doubtful with a neck injury and safety Jamarca Sanford is doubtful after suffering a concussion last Sunday night against the Chicago Bears.

Cook is in his second year with the Vikings, but Saturday’s incident is his third recorded run-in with the law. In 2008 he was charged with possession of marijuana. And on March 13, he was arrested and charged after an altercation with a neighbor, but was later cleared of any wrong-doing. Cook is being held without bail and is expected to appear in court on Monday. For Vikings fans, the news is disappointing and disturbing.

“Yeah, it is because it’s a continuing thing I think. It’s disheartening,” said fan Vikings Josh Teske.

Cook has not been formally charged, but he is being held on probable cause at the Hennepin County Jail.

Eden Prairie police are still investigating what happened, and Cook could be formally charged in Hennepin County on Monday.

Comments

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  1. get rid of him says:

    the way other team’s receivers have been beating him, it was only a matter of time… freakin’ loser…

    1. Wu says:

      what are you watching? he is easily the best corner on the team.

      1. Deep Thinker says:

        Being the best corner on the Vikings is like being the tallest midget….

        1. Adam says:

          Didn’t think I would get a laugh reading the comments on this article…thanks Deep Thinker

    2. Human Evolution says:

      This is the class of people we support when we are asked to fund a football stadium- the league has enough money to pay people like Mr. Cook millions of dollars- but it cannot continue to do so if they were required to pay their own bills. So they tap into our pocketbooks. Subsidizing criminals and wife beaters with our sales tax. That’s good government? The joke is on us folks.

      1. No money for zippy or his criminals says:

        I’m not laughing. I have difficulty believing there is a discussion going on about the public funding of a stadium. There are almost six billion reasons we shouldn’t even be considering it.

    3. moolie hater says:

      who is christy cook?

  2. shawn says:

    REALLY! And this state will nto let me vote as to whether or not I want to use my hard earned tax dollars to build a new stadium. REALLY!!!

    1. Mr D says:

      We need to build more prisons instead.

      1. Guy says:

        Naw – reduce crime in MINNESOTA … send the Vikings to CALIFORNIA

      2. Jake says:

        If they build the new stadium (and I hope that they don’t), they should include a couple of JAIL CELLS in the design, with cold, steel bars. That would be a first, but maybe appropriate.

        1. Mayhem says:

          actually i believe Philly stadium has just such a feature. One of the east coast teams anyways.

  3. jan says:

    What a pathetic excuse for a man

  4. give him a new stadium and he'll behave says:

    Ahhhhhh, yet another reason we need to build a new stadium for the Vikings.

  5. Move to LA says:

    Surprise surprise another Vikings loser

  6. lundberg says:

    What does him having a problem at home have to do with a new stadium? How will you feel when the Vikings leave and all of their money goes with them?

    1. Jim says:

      I’ll feel good when the Vikings leave because they are trying to take our money.

      Only a fool believes politicians who tell you something is “good for you” while they take your money.

      1. TD says:

        Get that stick outta your ars, Jimbo!

    2. KM says:

      Because this problem at home interferes with his work! If he can’t play because he is sittin’ his arse n jail, it affects the whole team! It does not help their cause for a new stadium, when they cannot get their stuff together!

  7. Walter says:

    Why does Mark Dayton want to give these thugs your hard earned tax dollars for a stadium?

    1. Why? you ask? says:

      Because Dayton is for a “people’s stadium” … apparently I misunderstood him when he said that the first time. I thought he meant the people would decide if they wanted to pay for it or not.

      But, apparently he meant “the people will pay for it.”

      Remember that come reelection time for Gov Goofy.

      1. Lanny says:

        We indeed will remember that and alot more when it comes to reelection time for ‘Gov Goofy’- does he forget to take his medication or what??!! as for a new stadium i say let Gov Dayton and Ziggy & the Viking players all pay for it,,,,they’re multimillioniars if not billionaires. Leave us ‘working’ taxpayers alone.

    2. Ann Arbor says:

      A stadium will stay. Cook can be traded. No sympathy for a person that beats another.

  8. Brown says:

    Sad story, even more sad that WCCO has to focus on whether or not he will be able to play. Seriously, you might want to take a look at that….

    1. Eric Bell says:

      Right.. shows more concern for the Vikings secondary than the girlfriend’s well being.

  9. Kevin says:

    A Vikqueens player arrested? Oh….say it aint so……….thats a first…..

  10. rr says:

    Nice job, moron…

  11. GRANDMA says:

    WHAT IS BLACK MAN HAVE TO DO WITH VIKINGS ?

    1. a'cuz says:

      He’s a purple black man, granny.

  12. jeff says:

    duhhhh…..kan i hab a new stadeeum??? nice MullFro there jerk off.

  13. TwinsFan says:

    This will be the reason for Sunday’s loss to Green Bay– just watch…..

  14. anonymous says:

    They should make him pay for the cost to incarcerate him. Once again a tax payers burden. Another tough guy beating up on a female. While we are at it get rid of the whole bunch ot them. No new stadium.

    1. The Trend says:

      How do you know she didn’t hit him 1st? I thought everyone is equal?

      1. Deep Thinker says:

        You’re an idiot, you never abuse a woman….you sound like a dope

        1. The Trend says:

          And you sound like a patronizing patriarchal chivalrist.

          1. The Trend says:

            Look at the big words I used….aint I smart?

            1. Deep Thinker says:

              No, I’m pretty sure that you are still stupid….

    2. Me says:

      He probably won’t be incarcerated. My abuser got probation for pulling a meat clever on me.

  15. GRANDMA says:

    TO: A’CUZ YOU ARE RIGHT HE IS TO DARK FOR MINNESOTA

  16. SHAWN says:

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NEW STADIUM!!! THIS IS FASCISM!!!EVERYONE STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES AND SAY NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!

    1. Mulder says:

      Maybe you should try understanding what Facism really is before you accuse something of being that very thing. I know that’s hard work for intellectually-challenged people such as yourself, but you should have studied in school instead of listening to Tea Party and GOP idiots.

  17. Smith says:

    This is What you get when You Pay Men millions To Play a Kids Game. No Tax money for the billionaire owner.

  18. thumbody says:

    The heck with the secondary as the article mentions, this guy has major issues and needs to be sent packing and face serious rehabiltation to straighten out his life. Strangulation? Hello! Bad bad PR and example if the vikes keep him.

  19. Matthias says:

    Fist of all, why the hell did you attack your girlfriend, Cook? Jezz…

    Can it be that there are pretty much no viking fans in here?.. The Twins and the Gophers got a new stadium, but the biggest sports franchise, the Vikings, didn’t get one so far…
    Just don’t know what to say… Probably the vikings should move, because they deserve better fans than you… I still hope that they get it done…

    Grettings from Germany

      1. Deep Thinker says:

        *Grettings from Germany…..yeah the Vikings deserve better fans, that’s funny

  20. Todd says:

    Viking 12-4 : 12 arrests 4 convictions. That joke never gets old… it is also in context every year. Sad.

    1. Me says:

      You missed a stat. 0 Superbowl wins.

  21. FREE METRODOME OR GET OUT OF TOWN !!! 1-6 HA HA HA !!! says:

    LOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEERRRRRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VIKES CAN THIS SH-T TO L.A. NO TAXES !!!!!

  22. Russ says:

    Can’t ya just wait till you buy em their stadium. Things will be SOOOO much better. L.A? Take em! They would fit right in.

  23. The Trend says:

    I’m sure the GF is livid at the neighbor- there goes the meal ticket and here comes the rush to judgement against a black man in Eden Prairie.

    1. Deep Thinker says:

      Yep, It’s official, you are an idiot!

  24. GRANDMA says:

    NO ONE CARES WHO IS THE MAN BLACK, YELLOW OR WHITE. MATTER IS
    WHAT HE IS LIKE A HUMAN BEING.

    1. The Trend says:

      No one cares about his side of the story. btw- yelling loudest doesn’t make you right.

    2. just me says:

      You must be white trash for thinking like you do………

  25. tom says:

    I remember when the northstars moved people were acting tough like they didn’t care then all of a sudden the state had no hockey and every rube and there mom was begging for a team. Personally Id rather keep the vikes in mpls let Arden hill stay the way it is barren and just another town you past going up north. They can keep there ammo dump it’ll probably still be there in 20yrs.

  26. GRANDMA says:

    TO;THE TREND , FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE WHITE PEOPLE MINORITY RIGHT NOW.
    DON’T BE SO TOUCHY NOBODY CARES HOW YOU LOOKS, MATTER WHAT YOU ARE…………..

  27. Kendra T. says:

    I think if the vikings were playing a bunch of 120 lbs women they might actually win a game. Looks like they are good at beating women…but nothing else!!! Hey Tom, only a few people were begging for a team after the Northstars left. It wasn’t until some huckster business people conned the good people of St. Paul into building a palace that a team came back. Sure it’s nice to have pro hockey, but in the big picture jobs, education, the environment, etc. are much, much more important. NO TAX DOLLARS FOR A PURPLE PALACE!!!

    1. @Kendra says:

      Only a few people begged for a hockey team back? The team sold out every game for 10 years, please don’t respond to articles and topics you have zero clue about at all.

  28. Oh yeah, built it ... if "it" is a wagon to haul them out of MN. says:

    51 years without a super bowl win. How long are the fans supposed to say “maybe next year?” The Vikings constantly make the news for misdeeds. Yes, folks, that’s what you support when you use public money to build them a new stadium. Drunks, wife beaters, bullies, druggies … you name it, they have it. Yeah, I know, some moron is going to come on here and say the Vikings are just like any other group of people with their share of criminals, perverts, misfits, and church leaders. Yup, youbetcha.

    NO STADIUM WITH PUBLIC FUNDS! Zygi, Gov Goofy, and the rich players can pay for all of it, take the taxpayer gift of the metrodome, or leave town for ever. I’m fed up with Zygi’s constant attempts to spend our money instead of his own.

    1. Bob says:

      AMEN Brother Enough is Enough. Thank You. Nicely said.

  29. blueskies says:

    What a moron – I’m sure his side of the story is “she made me do it.”

  30. Bob says:

    If they could only be that tough on the field as they are on there women friends just maybe they could win a game. Sunday is going to be like taking a lamb to the slaughter house.

    1. Guy says:

      Worse – a lamb at the slaughterhouse ends up as lambchops ….
      Pack vs Vikes is going to be more like lambburgers or lambpaste …

  31. Pathethic excuses of manhood says:

    The Vikings need to find some real men who want to play the game of Football, as other teams have. I remember watching Cook’s mouth last year telling one of his own team mates to “Go ….. himself.” It was quite obvious to what he was saying.
    Where do they get these losers? Bring back the Dale Hackbart type. We’re tired of being punished for being Vikings fans.

  32. Joe Brindley says:

    Why don’t we build the new stadium at Stillwater prison? This way the players don’t have to travel as far from their living quarters to the stadium.

    1. Robinson says:

      Yea ! Great idea. The streets in Minneapolis and ouylying areas would be safe, cause it’s back to your cells and lights out at 10pm!!

  33. jan says:

    I left a comment but cbs didn’t like it so didn’t print it. Maybe next time I’ll leave a comment they’ll like so they print it

  34. Keeping it real in Minnesota says:

    CUT HIM, CUT HIM, CUT HIM……..MINNESOTA HAS NO TIME FOR A WOMAN BEATER……..ESPECIALLY FOR WAY MORE MONEY THAN HIS BLACK ARSE IS WORTH.

  35. Debba says:

    The Twins got a new stadium. The gophers got a new stadium. The VIkings need a new stadium too. It needs to be in Arden Hills. We need to have tailgating again. That would at least make higher tickets prices easier to take. Make a day of it.

  36. Cooked either way says:

    To bad the dirtball can’t attack opponents in the same manner huh

    Green Bay 42- 10 over the hapless trash heap called the Purple Puzzy
    With Cook in line-up it would be only 35-10
    coool huh

  37. GRANDMA says:

    I DON’T WANT TO PAY FOR STADIUM, i DON’T HAVE MONIES TO PAY FOR MEDICATIONS. WHY I SHOULD PAY FOR PLACE OF THE MEN CHASING A BALL?
    IN FIRST PLACE IT SPORT SHOULD BE HOBBY …..

  38. Jake says:

    Jus keeipin it REAL in Minnesota….Gotta earn that respect…. If they don’t fear you, they will never respect you… Yeah, I get it. Dont think that it only plays out at the PLAYERS LEVEL…

  39. No Stadium says:

    Aren’t they wonderful role models for our kids? NOT. NO STADIUM with our tax money.

  40. Other sports in Minnesota? says:

    So…..if this football team gets a statium with our tax money:

    Shouldn’t all the NASCAR fans get a domed NASCAR track?
    How about the fans of Tennis–a world class Tennis facility?
    Bobsled fans?
    Luge fans?
    etc.
    etc.

    It may be difficult for some to believe this, but not everyone is a football fan. I would rather watch Ronco commercials.

    1. Mayhem says:

      not sure what point youre trying to make since none of the uh….”sport” you listed exist in MN ‘cept in a Hmong neighborhood, a high school and any one of the many hills in MN in the winter time.

      not everyone is a FB fan, true…most are.

      1. Point is simple says:

        The point is quite simple and right in front of you. We all enjoy “uh…sports” of some kind. There are more NASCAR fans than football fans nationally. If taxpayers have to pay for football, why should NASCAR fans be discriminated against by not having a year-round indoor track here? How about a refrigerated bobsled track in July for those fans, etc. If it is taxpayer money, why should one sport be favored above any others regardless of what sport it is? If taxpayers have to pay for it, why isn’t there a facility for EVERY sport. I know that is not possible and an exageration, but maybe this will help you understand my point.

        What does Hmong have to do with this? They are people too and some are also taxpayers. (Yeah, I know—not all pay taxes, but not all “native” Minnesotans pay taxes either). This has nothing to do with racism. Are you implying that people of different nationalities living in Minnesota cannot enjoy various sports other than football?

        I am impressed that you have polled “most” people to find out that they are football fans. Wow, I would have trouble polling just those here in Duluth! How did you do it and where did you find the time needed?

  41. Pack-em-up says:

    If taxpayers own 60% of the stadium—300 million state taxes, 350 million Ramsey County taxes—-shouldn’t us “owners” get 60% off the admission prices plus a percentage of the concessions?

    “No money for zippy or his criminals” hit it perfectly, People are losing their houses and having trouble paying at the grocery store. Why does this discussion even exist?

    If the players and owner wants a stadium, open up your checkbooks or head to LA Calif (or anywhere else for that matter) There are lots of people who would help you pack up your trucks for free. Football demonstrates one thing perfectly….GREED.

  42. GRANDMA says:

    REAL PROBLEM IS NOBODY LISTENS TO US,THERE IS NO MATTER HOW RIGHT YOU ARE.
    BECAUSE OUR OPINION CLOSE TO NOTHING.

  43. Pack-em-up says:

    You are correct, Grandma. But maybe some lawmakers might stop by and read these. Remember, they are up for election sooner or later.

  44. Sarah says:

    You’re all A holes…………get a life. (especially Grandma)

  45. Jim says:

    You’re all A holes…………get a life. (especially Grandma)

    1. Thank You says:

      Thank you Sarah and Jim for your well thought out response. It is seldom we get to see such literary masterpieces as you offerred. Are you incapable of indendent thought?

  46. NO TAX MONEY !!!!!!!! says:

    LOOOOOOOSSSSSEEEERRRSSSSS!!! 1-6 HA HA HA !~!!!!!! NO TAXES !!! DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE !! LET EM LEAVE !! L.A.

  47. Pay4it says:

    HaHa there gonna get a stadium and you’re gonna pay for it, maybe I will have to pay also, I don’t care but I take joy in you poor people having to foot the bill.

    1. Who's Paying?? says:

      Yep, you’ll pay alright. Everytime you purchase an overpriced ticket to see these actors perform on their stage. Everytime you buy an overpriced beer (but you do get a souvenier cup!) Everytime you buy a overpriced hot dog that was left over from yesterday’s game. And everytime you purchase an overpriced purple shirt with some law-breaker’s name on the back. Or how about those overpriced flags you fly from your cars that look so silly. Shall I go on?

      Over the course of a few years, you will likely pay more than us “poor people having to foot the bill”.

      1. Not Me says:

        Everytime I purchase something expensive–a car, stereo, tv, etc. I will just go to any county but Ramsey. Car dealers and “big box” stores are all over. If this dinasaur is built, I will provide as little sales tax support as possible. Pay for it with higher ticket prices and fees for those that use it.

  48. No Stadium says Up North says:

    I watched The Longest Yard last night!
    Cons vs Guards. Cook get’s arrested.
    Was that a coincidence that the movie was on last night?

  49. Loser Vikings, with chit loads of loser fans - yes, that means you too... says:

    You Viking ALL suck, and have sucked for at least 30 years. Bunch of absolutely worthless chit. But hey, all you sports fanatic idiots out there just go right ahead and keep supporting ’em by putting incredible amounts of money into their pockets, which makes you just as much schmucks as them, and believe me, we know who you are at the office, and we laugh at your constant stupidity…

    1. Mayhem says:

      your parents let you type on the keyboard without your hockey helmet and drool cup again, didnt they? now most are laughing at you.

  50. TL says:

    Ill always bleed purple but its to the point where for the first time I have to admit that theyre going to get spanked by the fudge packers today w/o putting up fighting words from me. Though Id be saying that no matter who they were playing today anyways. I like Frazier, but the Vikes need to clean house in the front office and on the field. Ponder is the future, the time to rebuild is now.

    By the way, comparing todays team make up to getting a stadium is moronic. Every team goes through their time to suck a** juice, just bad timing in regards to approving a stadium….which, like it or not will be approved in time so whining about it is a waste of time.

    Look into how much you contribute to the welfare system…that too wasnt put up to public voting…yet everyone seems to be ok with that.

    1. Welfare System? says:

      Few like the welfare system, Fewer like the welfare cheaters.. But I would rather pay there helping others in need than give money to people who get hundreds of thousands of dollars minimum per week to run up and down the field, not counting money from endorsements, trinkets with their names on them, etc. And they make such wonderful role models for our children–arrests, drugs, dog fighting, running over cops, and on and on.

      Go to your games, get drunk, paint your faces and hair purple, etc. The only ones laughing are the players and owner that get your money. I would rather help the needy.

      This is a ludicrous comparison.

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