Skip to content

Chris Cook will miss Sunday’s game

C. Cookmugshot

The Vikings updated their injury report Saturday to confirm that cornerback Chris Cook will not play against the Packers Sunday.

Cook isn’t hurt; he’s currently behind bars following a domestic assault charge.

It’s not the Vikings really had an option here. Cook is currently being held in jail without bail, and it’s expected that he will remain there until Monday morning.

Cook risks eventual punishment from the league on the issue, especially since he has a prior arrest for a gun charge. He was eventually acquitted for that charge.

In the last nine months alone, there have been six arrests of members of the Vikings.  Cook has been involved in two of them.

Permalink 63 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Minnesota Vikings, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
63 Responses to “Chris Cook will miss Sunday’s game”
  1. welzy says: Oct 22, 2011 5:03 PM

    This has got to be the most original way to get out of facing the Packers…

  2. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Oct 22, 2011 5:05 PM

    Dock his pay & bench him, Frazier. Show your coaching gravitas. Let him know that there’s nothing worse than an overpaid baby with a sense of entitlement and a temper.

  3. openface414 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:09 PM

    I bet Rodgers throws for 500 yards. No winfield or cook!!!

  4. gb4mn0 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:11 PM

    I’ll bet there’s a standardized arrest form used throughout the state of MN for vikequeen players.

  5. techvet says: Oct 22, 2011 5:13 PM

    And the Arrest-O-Meter gets rolled back to Jim Otto’s old #.

  6. football2011 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:14 PM

    He is charged with a very serious crime, felony strangulation.

    My best guess is he will miss a lot more games than this Sunday’s game.

    There are 65 female legislators in the Minnesota Legislature (about 1/3 of the total). I know of no woman (and few men) that would vote to give $300M to an organization that puts up with domestic abusers (albeit accused).

    Anything short of outright cutting this clown will doom Zygi Wilf’s 5 1/2 year effort to get a stadium.

    He has played his last game as a Viking in my opinion.

  7. paulsdamnblog says: Oct 22, 2011 5:15 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings! Doing everything it can to replace Cincinnati as the NFL’s longest running joke! Catch the Fever!

  8. gb4mn0 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:18 PM

    Here’s a hell of an idea. The MN Legislature should approve a new Stadium with an attached jail so the vikequeens can simply walk to work.

  9. txxxchief says: Oct 22, 2011 5:18 PM

    …and what are the odds that his drug test is going to come back positive for cannabinoids?

  10. seneca1ss says: Oct 22, 2011 5:18 PM

    i think we made it 15 Days w/o an Arrest
    (I hate seeing the counter at “00”)

  11. stoney18 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:19 PM

    Time for the Vikings to take another cruise on the “Love Boat”!!

  12. theripster30 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:22 PM

    I must say I’ve never seen this.

    Out:

    CB Cook (Jail)

  13. beedubyatoo says: Oct 22, 2011 5:23 PM

    I bet Rodgers throws for 500 yards. No winfield or cook
    __________________________

    The vikings may throw for 500 yards also. No Favre.

  14. canadianvikingfaniii says: Oct 22, 2011 5:30 PM

    The two best corners on the team are out. Cedric Griffin and Asher Allen are terrible in coverage, while Marcus Sherels and Brandon Burton are untested. One being a first year special teamer the other a rookie. If the defense has any chance this game it has got to have to plays come from Jared Allen and Brian Robison, tipped balls and the safeties making plays.

  15. sikoix says: Oct 22, 2011 5:30 PM

    I wonder why there isn’t bail — can anyone shed light on that? Is this something procedural in Minnesota for domestic violence, the timing of the arrest, etc?

    To be clear, even if he got arrested at 4am and was out in time for breakfast, there’s no way I’d want him playing on Sunday. I’m just wondering why there’s no bail.

  16. sikoix says: Oct 22, 2011 5:33 PM

    txxxchief says:Oct 22, 2011 5:18 PM

    …and what are the odds that his drug test is going to come back positive for cannabinoids?

    The odds are zero, since if that were the case he would have been fast asleep at 4AM. The chances of him being drunk, on the other hand, has to be close to 100%.

  17. football2011 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:34 PM

    They already have replaced the Bengals as the league’s biggest joke.

  18. gb4mn0 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:34 PM

    VikesPrincess (Lisa) says:
    Oct 22, 2011 5:05 PM
    Dock his pay & bench him, Frazier. Show your coaching gravitas. Let him know that there’s nothing worse than an overpaid baby with a sense of entitlement and a temper.

    ———–

    What about cutting him? You must be one of those mamby pamby, ninny nanny liberal twits that thinks we need to give him a 2nd chance because of the social-economic conditions he grew up in? In spite of the fact he was making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

    Maybe it because most lavender Larry fans have been neurologically victimized by the fact that your parents are siblings?

    6 vikequeens arrested in the last 9 months. It speaks for itself.

  19. purpwalk says: Oct 22, 2011 5:38 PM

    take that, miami and indy!

    we suck for luck

  20. iamthorny says: Oct 22, 2011 5:39 PM

    at sikoix… I can’t comment on Minnesota, but in Texas, a judge has a right to set a hold on a charge of domestic violence of up to 48 but generally 24.

    I’m assuming Minnesota is similar and the judge has imposed a 48 hold based on the serious nature of the charge.

    Although, I read elsewhere, that in Minnesota they have 48 hours to produce evidence, but that doesn’t seem accurate to me.

  21. iamthorny says: Oct 22, 2011 5:40 PM

    I meant 48 hours.

  22. citizenstrange says: Oct 22, 2011 5:49 PM

    I really hope that Goodell doesn’t go too hard on the lad.

    I mean it’s not like he left a game with a head injury and borrowed a phone to call his wife to tell her he was OK.

  23. scudbot says: Oct 22, 2011 6:05 PM

    or wore yellow shoes that had been worn before with no fine.

  24. melikefootball says: Oct 22, 2011 6:07 PM

    I never get it ..what gets in these NFL professional??? players heads.

  25. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Oct 22, 2011 6:11 PM

    @gbmno

    You said, “What about cutting him? You must be one of those mamby pamby, ninny nanny liberal twits that thinks we need to give him a 2nd chance because of the social-economic conditions he grew up in? In spite of the fact he was making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Like a typical Packer fan, you possess no ability to think critically.

    Nowhere did I say that Frazier shouldn’t cut him. Although I do think the legal process should be allowed to play out before making it official.

    Go pick on a rock so you have a fighting chance in a debate.

  26. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 22, 2011 6:13 PM

    Cook risks eventual punishment from the league on the issue, especially since he has a prior arrest for a gun charge. He was eventually acquitted for that charge.

    I’m tired of athletes stupid acts, but if he was acquitted the NFL shouldn’t be able to hold that against him.

  27. doe22us says: Oct 22, 2011 6:30 PM

    Yep he looks the part

  28. gb4mn0 says: Oct 22, 2011 6:42 PM

    VikesPrincess (Lisa) says:
    Oct 22, 2011 6:11 PM
    @gbmno

    You said, “What about cutting him? You must be one of those mamby pamby, ninny nanny liberal twits that thinks we need to give him a 2nd chance because of the social-economic conditions he grew up in? In spite of the fact he was making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Like a typical Packer fan, you possess no ability to think critically.

    Nowhere did I say that Frazier shouldn’t cut him. Although I do think the legal process should be allowed to play out before making it official.

    Go pick on a rock so you have a fighting chance in a debate.
    ———————-

    It’s really futile to debate a purple turd because you’re all insane and thus irrational.

    A definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. You’ve all been rooting for these lavender clad miscreants for 50 plus years and………….
    So since it’s perfectly clear that you are insane you don’t possess the ability to be rational.

  29. nanner12wojo says: Oct 22, 2011 7:06 PM

    6 Vikings arrests sounds worse than it really is:

    TWO were Chris Cook

    TWO were Everson Griffin (of which one was being drunk in public)

    ONE was FORMER training camp trash RHETT BOMAR

    ONE was Tyrell Johnson for DUI

    Other than Cook the rest of these guys are bums hardly hanging on to an NFL roster spot…

  30. dailynorseman says: Oct 22, 2011 7:33 PM

    In Minnesota, we call six arrests in nine months a problem.

    In Green Bay, they call six arrests “Johnny Jolly’s schedule for this week.”

  31. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 22, 2011 7:56 PM

    Just ask Big Ben if a player has to be convicted of a crime (or even charged) before getting suspended. That being said…getting arrested several times should probably justify some sort of punishment. We could call it “The Stupidity Suspension.”
    I doubt that multiple Vikings players get arrested is helping with getting the taxpayers to finance a new stadium.
    The Vikings are having a horrible season, that’s for sure!

  32. scudbot says: Oct 22, 2011 8:01 PM

    dailynorseman, I responded to your comment about Johnny Jolly with some information about him but the random censorship machine removed it.

    We could have used him last year and this year. Good player. He unwisely traded a Super Bowl ring an an NFL salary for substance abuse and a jail sentence.

  33. cusoman says: Oct 22, 2011 8:06 PM

    Packer freaks here need not apply. Your town and state are lawless when it comes to arresting your players, has been that way for a long time as the number of allegations swept under the rug can’t ALL be false. It’s a lot like the big shot high school or college players in a town, they get in to bars and drink when they’re not 21 and when something illegal happens, it either gets dropped, or the blame gets shifted off them. See: the Lake Delton sexual assault allegations involving SEVEN Packer players from last year.

  34. tangysizzl says: Oct 22, 2011 8:09 PM

    Im not sure its the case in every state but here in Wisconsin if you get arrested on the weekend you can’t see a judge for bail till Monday.

    There may be other reasons why he can’t get bail but thats one of them for sure.

  35. joyjoy69 says: Oct 22, 2011 8:17 PM

    football2011 says: Oct 22, 2011 5:14 PM

    He is charged with a very serious crime, felony strangulation.

    My best guess is he will miss a lot more games than this Sunday’s game.

    There are 65 female legislators in the Minnesota Legislature (about 1/3 of the total). I know of no woman (and few men) that would vote to give $300M to an organization that puts up with domestic abusers (albeit accused).

    Anything short of outright cutting this clown will doom Zygi Wilf’s 5 1/2 year effort to get a stadium.

    He has played his last game as a Viking in my opinion.

    ————————

    You don’t get it yet do you? The legislature offered to give the Vikings the Metrodome and he turned it down. Sure, it will cost a lot to get that stadium back into premium condition, but it will cost less than what Wilf has offered to pay as his share of a new stadium. He wants out of Minnesota. If you are correct, keeping Cook is a perfect part of his master plan to move into a state of the art facility in Los Angeles.

  36. scudbot says: Oct 22, 2011 8:27 PM

    Most of the Lake Delton allegations against all but one Packer were tossed immediately due to the accusers being caught in numerous lies and inconsistencies. Numerous articles from credible sources are available online.

    Brandon Underwood remained under investigation. Eventually he wasn’t charged. He is no longer a Packer.

  37. fwippel says: Oct 22, 2011 8:35 PM

    What else could go wrong for this team? Cook was being depended upon to step up and start this year, and with Winfield hurting, this is a huge loss for the team, for no good reason.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Frazier cuts this guy loose. If he can’t stay out of trouble during the season when he knows the team needs him, he doesn’t need to be on the roster.

  38. football2011 says: Oct 22, 2011 8:44 PM

    You might be right Joy Joy. It would explain a lot of the stuff that has happened in recent years.

  39. scudbot says: Oct 22, 2011 9:02 PM

    You have an owner who seems to really care but you have front office issues anyway. He bought your team in 2005. Six years later, you have to wonder where the core incompetence is. Somebody doesn’t get it.

  40. scudbot says: Oct 22, 2011 9:16 PM

    This is an untrue statement: “the Lake Delton sexual assault allegations involving SEVEN Packer players from last year.”

    Seven Packers players were interviewed about an alleged sexual assault incident. One – Brandon Underwood – was investigated He was not charged. The Packers released him.

    That you can’t understand the difference is exactly why the Vikes have misery and the Packers don’t.

  41. msclemons67 says: Oct 22, 2011 10:06 PM

    Any man that hits a woman is not really a man.

  42. vikings2014 says: Oct 22, 2011 10:28 PM

    gb4mn0 says:

    “It’s really futile to debate a purple turd because you’re all insane and thus irrational.”
    ———————-
    How much anti-Vikings drivel do you post, each day?
    You have the biggest………….uh…………”level of excitement”………….for Vikings fans imaginable.

  43. briank1ne says: Oct 22, 2011 10:53 PM

    Go vikings! And take the twins with you.

  44. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Oct 22, 2011 11:05 PM

    Hey – what’s with the excessive monitoring on this board? It’s ok for Packer fans to insult Vikings fans but you cannot do the reverse??? What gives?

  45. botchedextrapoint says: Oct 22, 2011 11:10 PM

    What ever happened to somebody being innocent till proven guilty. Had a case in Australia thus year where two players were accused of sexual assault with a minor and were charged. The media went nuts, players suspened without pay. That was until she admitted that she made it up because they rejected her advances and she felt humiliated. To repeat, the players behaved the way they were meant to and were crucified by the public because scandal sells. Cook may be guilty, but that is for courts to decide at a later date.

  46. vikesfan4life says: Oct 22, 2011 11:11 PM

    I’m starting to miss Chili. He was a harda$$ that didn’t put up with this kind of crap. Frazier is letting this team walk all over him. I hate to be “that” guy but Frazier is losing control and he needs to go or we WILL have another Love Boat incident.

  47. axespray says: Oct 22, 2011 11:13 PM

    Winfield has to be the only player that has earned my respect without having to save any babies from burning buildings….

    He just had to “not” act like the clowns some of his teammates are. Dude is seriously an underrated player and I hope he gets well soon, respect.

  48. dd393 says: Oct 22, 2011 11:34 PM

    So, what are the California laws regarding this? We’ll need to know to keep track of the Vikings next season.

  49. jarrman46 says: Oct 22, 2011 11:52 PM

    Its good for Cook that he isnt playing this week.
    His future earning potential would have took a serious hit after the Packers torched his sorry butt.

  50. mnmark says: Oct 23, 2011 12:13 AM

    Any one with a Job would have three tries. Your down to one buddy. Get it together! Did you forget what got you to the NFL? I would take a 5’10 Rudy anyday over a convict who thinks the world owes it to him. No wonder this NFL is in such as mess they allow it to continue!

  51. vikingssoxfrustration says: Oct 23, 2011 12:18 AM

    Maybe McNabb can play Free Safety or something…make himself useful…

  52. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 23, 2011 12:40 AM

    Most but not all viking players have a clean rap sheet in California.

    Now if the vikings become the first international team some of those players will not be allowed entry into the foreign country due their criminal history.

    It really doesn’t matter though. viking ownership and management really haven’t cared for years about arrests, convictions, or their reputation.

    Minnesotan voters see the vikings as the largest importer of criminals into the state.

  53. mbart82 says: Oct 23, 2011 1:00 AM

    Cook is a piece of garbage on and off the field. Its like the old saying goes “you can take them out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of them”. Enjoy prison mr cook, you have now successfully thrown away your life and your god given talent. Way to be a role model d-bag!

  54. stevenfbrackett says: Oct 23, 2011 1:01 AM

    briank1ne says:

    Go vikings! And take the twins with you.

    ——-

    And you can have the Timberwolves as an added bonus.

    The Lynx can stay. Sure, no one cares about the WNBA – but at least they aren’t stinking up their league.

  55. brewdogg says: Oct 23, 2011 3:53 AM

    @gb4mn0

    definition of insanity:
    a. extreme foolishness; folly; senselessness; foolhardiness
    b. a foolish or senseless action, policy, statement, etc.

    I do believe you fit these criteria.

  56. joetoronto says: Oct 23, 2011 6:11 AM

    It takes a real tough guy to beat up on a woman.

    Scum.

  57. scudbot says: Oct 23, 2011 7:20 AM

    “It’s ok for Packer fans to insult Vikings fans but you cannot do the reverse?”

    I’ve had plenty knocked out just when I’ve tried to address insults, racist comments, etc. in a rational manner. The censorship policy on this site is less consistent than NFL fines are. It seems like it’s okay to hurl an insult but not okay to respond. Sometimes.

  58. jimmysee says: Oct 23, 2011 9:51 AM

    Nothing good comes out of alcohol and late hours.

    Where’s the veteran leadership in the locker room telling these guys to toe the line?

  59. jessethegreat says: Oct 23, 2011 10:36 AM

    sikoix says:
    Oct 22, 2011 5:30 PM
    I wonder why there isn’t bail — can anyone shed light on that? Is this something procedural in Minnesota for domestic violence, the timing of the arrest, etc?

    To be clear, even if he got arrested at 4am and was out in time for breakfast, there’s no way I’d want him playing on Sunday. I’m just wondering why there’s no bail.
    ————————————————–
    Because if you get arrested like this, you wait until the next court opening to see the judge. The judge doesn’t work weekends. Can’t be released without seeing the judge.

    Moral of the story = if you are going to mess up this bad, do it early in the work week so you can be out for the weekend.

  60. pack13queens0 says: Oct 23, 2011 12:21 PM

    And it’s not like the Minnesota has ever produced quality NFL talent. Larry Fitzgerald is the most overrated Receiver in the NFL. I’d much rather have Jordy Nelson. And their fans love Adrian Peterson so much why? John Kuhn is much better than Peterson.

  61. tinbender2000 says: Oct 23, 2011 12:40 PM

    That picture makes him look like a juror in a Three Stooges movie.

  62. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Oct 23, 2011 12:43 PM

    This guy’s a real winner. That photo could match a drug bust.

  63. brewdogg says: Oct 23, 2011 12:50 PM

    scudbot says:
    Oct 23, 2011 7:20 AM
    “It’s ok for Packer fans to insult Vikings fans but you cannot do the reverse?”

    I’ve had plenty knocked out just when I’ve tried to address insults, racist comments, etc. in a rational manner. The censorship policy on this site is less consistent than NFL fines are. It seems like it’s okay to hurl an insult but not okay to respond. Sometimes.
    ———————————-

    Tell me about it…. I’ve had a dozen responses to that list of mountaindont’s pulled over the last few months. Apparently it’s unaceptable to point out the flaws in his list…..

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!