Vikings cornerback Chris Cook had a bad day Sunday, and he had a pretty bad day today, too.
On Sunday, Cook got torched by Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, then got ejected from the game when he made contact with an official while complaining about a call. Today, Cook was informed that the NFL is fining him $26,250 for his actions.
Cook said he regretted his actions.
“I kind of touched his arm,” Cook said, via the Pioneer Press. “I just got up and said, ‘That was bull,’ about the play two plays before. But I can’t do anything about the calls they make during the game. I’ve just got to be a man about it and move on to the next play. I let my emotions get the best of me. I know I can’t react like that, especially towards an official.”
Cook said he sat down with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and agrees with Frazier about his need to control himself.
“It went pretty well,” Cook said. “I know I have to keep my composure. I was just frustrated with some things that happened in the game and lost my composure. I can guarantee it won’t happen again.”
As a player in the final year of his contract, Cook also knows he isn’t exactly doing himself any favors in free agency right now.
“My future — that’s really the biggest thing that’s at stake for me,” he said. “It’s a contract year. It’s been a pretty rough year by my standards. I’ve just got to go ball out these last four games.”
And Cook needs to not let his emotions get the best of him these last four games.