Call it misfortune or stupidity but football players just can’t stop themselves from getting into trouble. The latest man to enter the special ‘Hall of Fame’ is Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook who was arrested early Saturday morning on two charges of domestic assault.
According to media reports, Cook is being held without bail at the Hennepin County jail. The reports also stated that Cook has been scheduled with a court appearance for Monday morning. So far there are no personal statements or press releases by Cook or his associates.
Nonetheless, the reports confirmed that police arrested Cook on domestic battery charges which would probably cause him to miss this weekend’s game against the Green Bay Packers. One thing is for sure, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier will not be happy at this.
Eden Prairie, police spokeswoman Katie Beal stated that the 24-year-old was arrested without incident after an anonymous caller dialed and asked for help on 911 around 2 a.m. Saturday. The unknown person reported hearing people yelling and screaming from across the street.
The police arrived and found Cook among the commotion. Cook was then taken away and booked into the Hennepin County jail. The online records show that Cook was still present at the station till around the middle of Saturday. According to officials his fate will be decided on Monday morning.
Currently, Cook is in his second year with the Vikings. Earlier in the week, a press conference by Frazier hinted that Cook would start in the match against the undefeated Packers. After Vikings’ last team practice it was confirmed that Cook would feature in the first line up to fill in the boots of injured Antoine Winfield.
Cook’s absence from the field would leave the team’s secondary extremely thin, thus making it Vikings Achilles’ heel. Team officials refuse to comment on the issue but they have announced an inquiry onto the whole Cook saga.
This is not the first time Cook has been arrested. Back in March, Cook was charged with brandishing a firearm during a fight. The news didn’t go well down with the Vikings board or the justice department. Eventually, Cook was acquitted in a bench trial in May.