MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lawyers will make their closing arguments Wednesday morning in the trial of Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook.

The Minnesota Vikings player is accused of assaulting his girlfriend in an incident from October.

He told jurors on Tuesday he was defending himself during an argument that spiraled out of control over a lap dance.

Cook said he and his girlfriend got into an argument at a downtown strip club, which used to be called Sheiks. Cook bought lap dances for everyone who was with him, including his girlfriend. Cook said she felt his dance lasted too long and became outraged.

He said at that point, she started texting her ex-boyfriend and that he was crushed.

Back at Cook’s townhome, he says his girlfriend became violent.

He says she threw a lamp and then hit him in the head with an object when his back was turned.

Cook testified, “I spun around and slapped her, I thought she was going to hit me again.”

He said she also ripped out three of his dreadlocks.

“It was some of the worst pain I had ever felt,” Cook said.

Cook’s girlfriend initially told responders Cook choked her but later changed her story.

Cook admits he slapped and pushed his girlfriend but denies ever choking her.

Jurors are expected to get the case later today.

Comments (7)
  1. Marine 0311 says:

    Hope he gets off, we need him this year!

  2. Shapiroski says:

    If the dreadlocks fit, you must acquit.

  3. lylejs says:

    Guess he felt shedding the dreadlocks would get him off or a light sentence!!

  4. BHOSX says:

    They are both not telling the truth. But i really think her story is more close to the truth. But we all know. He will never do any jail time.

  5. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

    Its the old “I had to defend myself against my 90 lb woman” argument. I thought he got canned by the Vikes after this?

  6. scalded dog says:

    That’s the kind of football players we need……..They can beat up a woman. What a man???

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