Minnesota’s ugly 2011 season just got a little uglier.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested for domestic assault on Saturday morning at 4:06 a.m. CT, as originally reported by KFAN in Minneapolis.
A public Hennepin County jail record confirms that a man named Chris Cook with the same birthday as the Vikings cornerback was arrested on two charges: domestic assault and intentional attempts to inflict bodily harm on another. Both charges are misdemeanors. He was arrested by the Eden Prarie Police Department.
Cook, who has quietly played well this year, is due back in Court Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. It remains to be seen if coach Leslie Frazier allows Cook to suit up in the meantime. Cook was also arrested and ultimately cleared on a gun charge last year.
The Vikings are already likely to be short their best cornerback Antoine Winfield, who is doubtful for the game.
UPDATE: Tom Pelissero of espn1500.com reports Cook could be detained in jail until his court hearing Monday.
UPDATE II: The Vikings confirmed the arrest via statement:
“The Minnesota Vikings are aware of the incident involving Chris Cook. We take this matter very seriously and are still gathering all the details of the incident. We will not have any further comment at this time.”