Chris Cook faces another felony charge

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Chris Cook allegedly damages his girlfriend's ear drum in the October assault.
One month later, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook is finding himself in even more trouble for allegedly attacking and trying to strangle his girlfriend.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office amended the criminal complaint to include a second felony charge after the woman reported suffering hearing loss from the attack, according to the Star Tribune.

This extra charge doesn't bode well for the Vikings' arrest stats. Even without it, they already held the record for most arrests of any NFL team since 2000.

Cook was arrested for the alleged beating October 22. According to charges, Cook lost his temper after learning that his 21-year-old girlfriend had been talking to an ex.

He confronted her by throwing her down on a bed in his Eden Prairie home and choking her, the charges say. She was able to escape and call police by yanking on Cook's dreadlocks. At one point, her hit her in the ear hard enough to send her into a wall.

The prosecutor amended the complaint on November 10 to include a third-degree assault charge, according to the Star Tribune's report, because the woman sustained damage to her ear drum that has led to hearing loss.

In the meantime, Cook is still on leave from the Vikings without pay.

Previous Coverage:

  • Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team
  • Vikings suspend Chris Cook without pay
  • Chris Cook arrested for domestic assault, won't play against Packers


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    9 comments
    Macho Muchacho
    Macho Muchacho

    Really...did anyone think something different was going to come from his "kind".

    Quest
    Quest

    I certainly hope he's prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. His status as a pro football player does not give him license to beat on a woman or anyone else. Why do some feel they are above the law? The biggest joke of it all is he and his attorney have the nerve to say it was self defense on his part. What an idiot!

    Emmett North Jr
    Emmett North Jr

    There's not much to say when athletes get a chance to make it in business and life seem to keep blowing their chances at making a success of themselves when making big money and get dropped from their team and blow it all and may not get another shot,it doesn't look good,good luck Chris with your life and career,Emmett North Jr.

    Greg
    Greg

    Maybe we should  exchange the team for a crowd from prison that knows how to play football??

    Countryclubcowboy
    Countryclubcowboy

    Maybe the Vikings have the record for most arrests of any NFL team since 2000 is because Minnesota is racist.

    Macho Muchacho
    Macho Muchacho

    LOLOLOLOL....hilarious. I love it when liberals make that comment. "The Negros are violent because society made them that way". Haah ahaha haahahaha ha ah ah ah ah ah ah aha ah. Anyone had enough of liberal bullshit yet? No? Okay...lets keep voting them into office.

    CJ
    CJ

    That is quite possibly the stupidest comment I've read.  Were you trying to be sarcastic funny? 

    GOD
    GOD

    and no one cares.

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