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Vikings will bring back Chris Cook

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As expected, the Vikings have met with cornerback Chris Cook following his recent acquittal on domestic violence charges.  As expected, he’ll be back with the team in 2012.

“We had Chris in the office the other day, and I talked to him and Coach Frazier talked to him, he met with our staff,” G.M. Rick Spielman told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“We are very excited about getting Chris Cook back, not only to help us on the football field, but we think Chris Cook is a very good person, and we really believe that he’s moving on and going to be a better person,” Spielman added.

Cook joined the Vikings via the second round of the 2010 draft, after trading out of the first round with the Lions, who moved up to pick running back Jahvid Best.  The Vikings initially suspended Cook without pay after his arrest, which came the day before a home game against the Packers.  Cook later was reinstated, but he didn’t play again in 2011.

“Sometimes you have to go through some hard lessons to give you a wake-up call, if there was a wake-up call,” Spielman said.  “But you go through some tough times sometimes, and sometimes coming out of those situations really makes you a stronger and better person.”

Though the facts regarding the charges against Cook remain troubling, the Vikings surely realize that, if they let Cook go, someone else would give him a second chance.  So the Vikings apparently think they may as well be the ones to give him the second chance.

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40 Responses to “Vikings will bring back Chris Cook”
  1. apooster says: Mar 24, 2012 11:48 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty. And he was proven not guilty.

    No brainer.

  2. 69jaredallen69 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:56 PM

    Cook celebrated his acquittal at the same strip club that his issue started on the day he was acquired according to local media in Minneapolis…I got money this clown messes up again even before training camp. Once an idiot always an idiot

  3. straighcashhomie84 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:58 PM

    SUPERBOWL!

  4. vikingsinla says: Mar 24, 2012 11:59 PM

    Why are the Vikes doing this? Cook wasn’t injured last year!

  5. ascensionparish says: Mar 25, 2012 12:07 AM

    Still the trophy case is empty.

  6. briscocountyjr says: Mar 25, 2012 12:22 AM

    Someone mentioned he’s not guilty– that is true and we can’t argue that.

    From the front office– their hoping he’ll slap the sh!t out of wide receivers this time ’round.

  7. seattlesuperchronic says: Mar 25, 2012 12:33 AM

    apooster

    I agree. And, balls to second chance, he still hasn’t used up his first chance according to the law.

  8. grannyvi4 says: Mar 25, 2012 12:38 AM

    Plus the fact he could turn around and probably sue the Vikes if they don’t bring him back since, whether or not you agree with the jury, he was acquitted. I hope this indeed was his wake-up call.

  9. mnajb says: Mar 25, 2012 12:51 AM

    Heck, if the girl will take him back…

  10. jonny42671 says: Mar 25, 2012 1:07 AM

    At least he had a trial….in Green Bay, he would have never missed a game. It all would have been a misunderstanding. Things like that don’t happen in Mamby Pamby Land.

  11. dobberdubinsky says: Mar 25, 2012 1:20 AM

    Vikes still need to upgrade their secondary….big time.

  12. noahbird says: Mar 25, 2012 1:27 AM

    Didn’t this happen already?

  13. buck2buckus says: Mar 25, 2012 1:32 AM

    How does a person put this.

    He choked a woman until blood vessels in her eyes broke. After keeping him this long the Vikes were going to bring him back. Just forgive me if I have trouble getting excited about it.

  14. scottieplongballs says: Mar 25, 2012 1:55 AM

    I hope he gets his head on straight cause wthe bikes sure need him

  15. ireallyamadl says: Mar 25, 2012 2:28 AM

    Given the Vikings mundane offseason, our lack of depth in the secondary, and the fact that the only other serviceable corner on the team is 35 years old, I’d look at this as a positive. You learn to celebrate even the smallest victories as a lifelong Vikings fan.

  16. vikesorgtfo says: Mar 25, 2012 2:57 AM

    If he can play and he is declared innocent, you have to keep him.

    People forget Ray Lewis murdered someone.

  17. mnjoemama says: Mar 25, 2012 4:28 AM

    If the gloves does not fit ? You must aquit = shoddy prosecution . Go vikes!

  18. shl4vikes says: Mar 25, 2012 4:34 AM

    SOMETHING, happened than night. Whatever that was, the “victim”. “perp”.and employer are satisfied with the outcome. I recon I am too, for now.

  19. thegonz13 says: Mar 25, 2012 6:45 AM

    Yeah, OK, innocent until proven guilty and he was cleared of charges. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t do it…

  20. monctonvike says: Mar 25, 2012 7:03 AM

    I have my suspicions that there is more to this story. However why should the league punish people when they are found legally not guilty.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, but there have been lots of players that go back to playing after doing all kinds of terrible things.

  21. joetoronto says: Mar 25, 2012 7:32 AM

    Getting off doesn’t mean he’s innocent but hey, anything goes when you’re desperate, right?

  22. packercpa says: Mar 25, 2012 7:50 AM

    Good public relations move.

    Now the MN legislature can use this as another reason to not get a stadium deal done.

  23. gb4mn0 says: Mar 25, 2012 8:15 AM

    jonny42671 says:
    Mar 25, 2012 1:07 AM
    At least he had a trial….in Green Bay, he would have never missed a game. It all would have been a misunderstanding. Things like that don’t happen in Mamby Pamby Land.

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    So you’ve got nothing better to do at 1:00 am than post the same verbatim, redundant, silly comment that you’ve previously posted at least a 1/2 dozen times? Obviously you have issues with critical thought and a troubled, possibly fractured mind.

    Go back in the Star Tribune archives a research, Dennis Green/Richard Solomon.

    And explain to me how the vikes paying off a Cheerleader that Warren Moon sexually assaulted and continued to play is at a higher moral standard than Walden being permitted to play.

    Everyone and I mean everyone knows that sewer hole called MN is the destination point for the majority of the criminal element in the league.

    We have 4 Lombardi’s and you are still Lombardi-less!

  24. gdeli says: Mar 25, 2012 9:10 AM

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, but there have been lots of players that go back to playing after doing all kinds of terrible things. THIS seems to happen all to often in the nat’l violence league.
    I need to learn more. Blood vessels in her eyes broke? I will google cook. That is very very disturbing if true and the vikes are very desperate and very disturbing as a team fan.

  25. alreggie says: Mar 25, 2012 9:17 AM

    Just hope he learned his lesson. Any more missteps and……he gone.

  26. lks311 says: Mar 25, 2012 11:09 AM

    vikesorgtfo says:
    Mar 25, 2012 2:57 AM
    If he can play and he is declared innocent, you have to keep him.

    People forget Ray Lewis murdered someone.
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    …including apparently you. The details of this case centered more on the fact that Lewis did not give up his friend(s), versus him actually harming anyone. I’m not even a Ravens fan, but I get so tired of people saying Ray Lewis murdered someone. Call him a accessory after the fact if you’d like, but even then, the authorities never seem to think he actually committed the murder.

  27. tdk24 says: Mar 25, 2012 11:10 AM

    Uh oh, that chud on KFAN in the morning is not going to like this. He was ripping the Vikes for even thinking of bringing this guy back. Yet he cheers for 3 time dui recipient Jared Allen. Funny how that works for some people.

  28. tdk24 says: Mar 25, 2012 1:54 PM

    “lks311 says:
    Mar 25, 2012 11:09 AM
    vikesorgtfo says:
    Mar 25, 2012 2:57 AM
    If he can play and he is declared innocent, you have to keep him.

    People forget Ray Lewis murdered someone.
    ——————————————————
    …including apparently you. The details of this case centered more on the fact that Lewis did not give up his friend(s), versus him actually harming anyone. I’m not even a Ravens fan, but I get so tired of people saying Ray Lewis murdered someone. Call him a accessory after the fact if you’d like, but even then, the authorities never seem to think he actually committed the murder.”

    The innocent don’t pay $2 million in restitution, do they. Ray did.

  29. toes110 says: Mar 25, 2012 2:03 PM

    ok gb4mn0
    I have sat by and listened to you bash the vikes over and over.. im fine with that.. but then you go on to bash the state of MN.. Lets get real here, the state of Wisconsin is basically Northen kentucky.. They probably could have filmed Deliverance there, and you wouldn’t know the difference…

  30. airswoosh15 says: Mar 25, 2012 2:17 PM

    I’ll give him one more chance. Hopefully the d-bag gets it & does his BEST to stay outta places that get him into friggin trouble. I would believe the Vikings Brass has laid down the law!!!

  31. superbowlyeah says: Mar 25, 2012 3:25 PM

    So the viking still suck

  32. scottpavek says: Mar 25, 2012 3:25 PM

    t0 the comment about jared allen:
    i’m pretty sure he’s been sober during his entire tenure with the vikings. look it up son

  33. tdk24 says: Mar 25, 2012 7:34 PM

    So the fact that Allen did that while with the Chiefs makes it ok now that he’s playing for a different team? Child please.

  34. gb4mn0 says: Mar 25, 2012 8:03 PM

    toes110 says:
    Mar 25, 2012 2:03 PM
    ok gb4mn0
    I have sat by and listened to you bash the vikes over and over.. im fine with that.. but then you go on to bash the state of MN.. Lets get real here, the state of Wisconsin is basically Northen kentucky.. They probably could have filmed Deliverance there, and you wouldn’t know the difference…

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    Hate to burst your bubble, no I don’t, but according to the 2011 stats in the Beareu of Labor Statistics there are a higher percentage of trailer dwellers living in the backwoods. gene pool challenged state of Minnysoda than in Cheesehead land. There’s also a higher percentage of gays. So common sense would dictate there’s a better chance of getting your Hershey highway assaulted along side a river in MN than most places on earth. My guess would by going by your poor spelling and gramme that you’re one of the victims of the depleted gene pool.

  35. bwerickson82 says: Mar 25, 2012 10:10 PM

    briscocountyjr says:
    Mar 25, 2012 12:22 AM
    Someone mentioned he’s not guilty– that is true and we can’t argue that.

    From the front office– their hoping he’ll slap the sh!t out of wide receivers this time ’round.
    ——————————
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That is hilarious!

  36. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 25, 2012 10:30 PM

    I just have to point out that when gb4mno was criticizing someone’s poor spelling and grammar, he spelled it “gramme.” Maybe it’s because that’s the nickname he has for his grandma, who is babysitting him tonight.

  37. truthserum4u says: Mar 26, 2012 3:01 AM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Mar 25, 2012 10:30 PM

    I just have to point out that when gb4mno was criticizing someone’s poor spelling and grammar, he spelled it “gramme.” Maybe it’s because that’s the nickname he has for his grandma, who is babysitting him tonight

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    He also has a period in the middle of a sentence. Between backwoods and gene. But in Wisconsin he’s considered a genius!

  38. kake1972 says: Mar 26, 2012 9:24 PM

    gb4mn0,
    You are quite obviously not a Vikings fan. That’s ok, we all have our opinions. I just wondering why the hell you would be reading an article on the Vikings and then commenting on it? Isn’t there a packer site you can go to? Are you so bored with yourself that you have to start spewing crap about another team? Get over yourself and your bigoted comments(that aren’t even football related!) and stick to packer sites.

  39. goviks says: Mar 28, 2012 5:04 PM

    Chris Cook was the only D-back the Vikes had that could actually cover someone. Even Winfield is showing his age and might need to be a safety. Are you listening coach Frazier? It was no brainer to bring Chris back.

  40. goviks says: Mar 28, 2012 5:09 PM

    As for the Packers fan, only two titles in the modern times. They are a class organization. Minnesota is a class organization also. Chris Carter was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles for being a alcoholic. When Minnesota picked him up the gave him a house mother who made sure he cleaned up his act. Jared Allen has too. Should we kick all the questionable people in the NFL out. Could the Oakland Raiders field a team if they did?

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