Minnesota Vikings Chris Cook’s assault trial wrapped up on Thursday when the jury announced his NOT guilty verdict on ALL 4 charges for which he was accused. Cook was facing two felony charges including domestic assault by strangulation and assault in the third degree.
According to the complaint: Cook became upset early Saturday when he found out his girlfriend of 10 months had spoken to an ex-boyfriend. The woman told police Cook threw her on the bed at his Eden Prairie home, got on top of her, and grabbed her neck with an open hand, constricting her ability to breathe.
The complaint said the woman freed herself by grabbing Cook’s hair, which he wears in shoulder-length dreadlocks. Cook then struck her in the ear, sending her crashing into a wall. As the woman ran to the living room, he grabbed her neck again and squeezed it.
The complaint also said police arrived to find the woman with a bloody nose. Police said she also had marks on her neck and hemorrhaging in her eye that is consistent with strangulation.
That story didn’t last long, once his girlfriend changed her story stating she was simply mad at him and wanted him in jail for the night.
In the hours before Cook’s argument with his girlfriend, Chantel Baker, turned violent at his Eden Prairie home, the two had spent a chunk of their night at a strip club in downtown Minneapolis. That excursion had fueled a fire of jealousy in both Cook and his girlfriend. Baker reportedly grew resentful when Cook went to get a lap dance and took awhile to return. Cook later became angry when he discovered Baker responding to his actions by texting an old boyfriend. » Continue reading “Meaning of Vikings CB Chris Cook’s Not Guilty Verdict”