Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been arrested and charged with domestic abuse by strangulation says an affidavit obtained by the Pioneer Press on Tuesday.
The cornerback who is known as jersey number 31 and sports the seemingly required dreadlocks that many in the NFL's secondary do, went to twitter to claim his innocence. "There's always two sides to a story!!," he tweeted.
Cook, 24, was arrested on Saturday at his home in Eden Prarie after an argument with his girlfriend where he learned she had spoken with an ex-boyfriend. Neighbors called the police who found a bloodied woman sitting on floor holding her neck and sobbing.
The affidavit says she freed herself by grabbing Cook's shoulder length dreadlocks, after which he attacked her again.
Earlier this year Cook was found not guilty of pulling a firearm on a neighbor at his home in Virginia.
Cook is facing a possible sentence of three years.