Vikings cornerback Chris Cook got out of jail today, three days after he was arrested for domestic violence, and quickly took to Twitter.
“There’s always two sides to a story!!” Cook wrote. “My apologies to the fans! Vikings ownership, coaching staff, my teammates and friends and family!!”
Cook didn’t say what his side of the story is. According to the criminal complaint, Cook choked his girlfriend and knocked her into a wall after learning she talked to an ex-boyfriend. He was charged with domestic abuse by strangulation, a felony.
“Mr. Cook will be prosecuted just like anybody else charged with this crime,” Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “It’s a serious crime and it’ll be taken very seriously. . . . There are pictures of marks on her neck consistent with strangulation.”
The arrest was Cook’s second this year. He was previously arrested and accused of pulling a gun on a man during a verbal altercation, but was acquitted of that charge.