Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been found not guilty on all charges after he was accused of hitting and choking his girlfriend.
Cook was charged with two felonies, domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree assault, and was acquitted of both. He also faced some lesser charges and was found not guilty of those.
Cook acknowledged that he slapped his ex-girlfriend and pushed her onto a bed but said it was self-defense after she first hit him and threw a shoe at him. His ex-girlfriend initially told police that he had choked her, but she recanted that claim at trial.
The jury began its deliberations on Wednesday morning and announced its not guilty verdict this afternoon.