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Chris Cook fined $26,250 for contact with official


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.

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17 Responses to “Chris Cook fined $26,250 for contact with official”
  1. rickyspanish says: Dec 4, 2013 6:54 PM

    Live and learn.

  2. golforepar says: Dec 4, 2013 6:56 PM

    When your in last place, how else do you get any publicity?

  3. khmer379 says: Dec 4, 2013 7:02 PM

    Well his kareer as a vikings is cooked lol

  4. bayballtim says: Dec 4, 2013 7:03 PM

    I call BS when Cary Williams can give a true two-handed shiver and get no punishment in the slightest.

    Too often there seems to be an agenda.

  5. tjacks7 says: Dec 4, 2013 7:14 PM

    Cook is cooked in Minnesota. Has there ever, in the history of the game, at any level, been a corner who started or played majority of the snaps for four years and has not had one interception?

  6. #nastyswaggedout says: Dec 4, 2013 7:34 PM

    Wondering if Tramon Williams gets the same fine.

  7. beedubyatoo says: Dec 4, 2013 7:40 PM

    I’m waiting for the day when the officials get fined for all the bad calls they make “on further review”.

    I’m 72 so I don’t think I will live long enough to see that happen.

  8. 97tahoe says: Dec 4, 2013 7:45 PM

    That $26,250.00 would have come in handy. He will likely be out of professional football after this season.

  9. @HowdyDoobie says: Dec 4, 2013 7:51 PM

    I don’t know if Cook said something to the official on top of the contact but his contact looked to be the same amount that Tramon Williams made with an official.

  10. unitunite says: Dec 4, 2013 7:57 PM

    Glad they squeezed him for the extra $1,250

  11. dirtysouthniner says: Dec 4, 2013 8:08 PM

    officials touch players all the time.. I dont get it. its not like he made any threatening movements..

  12. ponder7vikings says: Dec 4, 2013 10:33 PM

    he will be done in minnesota next year chris cook gets burned week after week.

    Rhodes is starting to come on

  13. bigred12 says: Dec 5, 2013 1:03 AM

    Maybe he should have choked the official instead. He has a pretty good track record of choking people and not being disciplined.

  14. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:51 AM

    Typical Viking.

  15. jebdamone says: Dec 5, 2013 1:43 PM

    i was happy that cookie got ejected. he’s terrible…and that’s saying something on a team that has terrible DBs.
    on a positive note though Rhodes seems like he’s the real deal.

  16. deltaoracle says: Dec 5, 2013 3:39 PM

    As if Cook knows anything about “being a man.”

  17. whatjusthapped says: Dec 5, 2013 10:19 PM

    Cook has more arrests than INT’s. What does that say about his play of the field or his character? I realize neither counts for much in Minnesota, you don’t go 50 plus years of never winning a Superbowl without drafting a few of these clowns.

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