Tag:Chris Cook
Posted on: March 15, 2011 12:50 pm

Hot Routes 3.15.11 labor pains

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Posted by Andy Benoit

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Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:50 am
Edited on: March 14, 2011 12:38 pm

Cook denies he was in fight, charged by police

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (12:34 p.m.): According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cook has been charged with brandishing a firearm, a misdemeanor, based on a complaint made by his neighbor.

Through it all, though, Cook has tried to remain positive.

"I tried not to let it ruin my weekend," Cook told the paper.


We told you Sunday that Vikings CB Chris Cook had been arrested for allegedly brandishing a handgun during an altercation last weekend in his hometown of Lynchburg, Va.

According to Cook in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, that’s not exactly what happened.

“I wasn’t in any fight or nothing,” Cook told the paper. “It was just an argument.”

Cook Cook said he was riding his bicycle near his home when a neighbor, without provocation, began to yell at him, because the neighbor apparently thought Cook had called the police on the neighbor’s brother.

“You’re not going to scream at me like I’m your child so I screamed back at him,” Cook said.

The man, Cook said, then went to the police and accused Cook of pointing a gun at him. Cook went downtown to fill out paperwork, but he said he wasn’t arrested.

“It’s just crazy,” Cook said. “I just have to deal with it the best way I can. I wish it didn’t happen. I wish I would have never got in an argument, but that’s what happened.”

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Posted on: March 13, 2011 8:20 pm

Vikings CB Chris Cook arrested for gun

Posted by Andy Benoit

With the NFL in a lockout and the union decertified, players can run amuck. there is no personal conduct policy at this moment, and no means of enforcing one anyway.

Congratulations to Vikings cornerback Chris Cook – he’s the first player to take advantage of the free pass. The second-year pro was arrested in his hometown of Lynchburg, VA for brandishing a handgun during a fight.

WSET.com reports that Cook was arrested shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening.

It’s possible that the NFL and players could decide in the next labor deal that the personal conduct policy applies even during the lockout (it would be retroactively enforced). Cook would be wise to resolve the issue quickly. (Or just not get in fights in the first place.)

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Posted on: December 10, 2010 10:10 pm

Vikings should end Cook's season

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that the Vikings are considering shutting down rookie CB Chris Cook for the rest of the season because he’s having knee problems.

Cook, a second-round draft pick, has torn the meniscus in both of his knees – allowing him only to play six games – and in the past few weeks, his knees have been sore.

"He's a guy we think has a great future with our football team," interim coach Leslie Frazier said. "We're going through some different scenarios and trying to do what's best for him and the team as well."

Cook has looked good at times and seems capable of becoming one of Minnesota’s better defenders. With that, it probably makes sense to sit him down for the rest of the season and start focusing on next year. That’s especially true considering the Vikings season will end in four games.

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Posted on: September 9, 2010 8:17 am

Cedric Griffin in action tonight?

Posted by Andy Benoit

When Cedric Griffin tore his ACL in the NFC Championship loss at New Orleans, no one would have imagined that he’d be playing his next game on that same Superdome field. But such appears to be the case. C. Griffin (US Presswire)

Griffin, Minnesota’s top corner, has been listed as questionable all week. But with rookie Chris Cook now out with his own knee injury, Pro Football Talk says Griffin will be in the lineup Thursday night.

Cook was expected to start opposite veteran Antoine Winfield. Don’t expect Griffin to start. The Vikings will likely go with Pro Bowler turned journeyman Lito Sheppard, a veteran in the Cover 2 scheme but also somewhat of a training camp disappointment. Asher Allen could fill the nickel duties (which he did a few times as a third-round rookie last season).

The Saints, of course, willingly employ four-receiver sets, so even if Griffin is only the No. 4 corner, expect him to see a fair amount of action.

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Posted on: September 6, 2010 10:03 pm

Favre shows up on season's first injury report

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL released its first injury report of the season today (all together now: YEEEEEEEEEEEAAH !) and while there's not a ton of surprising news, per se, there is something that we should get used to seeing -- "Brett Favre (ankle)."

Favre was listed despite having full participation in practice and given his state of health, it's unlikely he won't be on that list most every week that he plays (which would, given his track record, seem like about 16 times, not counting the postseason).

Also listed for the Vikings are Toby Gerhart (knee), Cedric Griffin (knee), Jamarca Sanford (ankle) and John Sullivan (calf), who all had limited participation in practice, and Chris Cook (knee) and Jimmy Kennedy (knee) who didn't practice.

The Saints included Marques Colston (kidney), Jimmy Graham (ankle) and Pierson Prioleau (knee) as those who had full participation, Tracy Porter (knee), Zach Strief (knee) and Jonathan Vilma (groin) as limited and Stanley Arnoux (ankle) and Chris Ivory (knee) as those that didn't practice.

So, yeah, the point being is that Favre's listed, but he's probably fine and we know that football is truly here when Favre is listed on an injury report.

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