Vikings Player Charged With Domestic Felony Assault

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By Alison Henderson

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested Tuesday for allegedly strangling his girlfriend during a fight, according to a USA Today report.

The 24-year-old football player was suspended but is still getting paid his weekly salary, $190,000 for the last eight games of the season, according to a Star Tribune blog.

A statement released Tuesday explained the Viking's reaction to the allegations.

"Today's allegations against Chris Cook are very disturbing and disappointing. At this time, he is suspended without pay from the team while we continue to gather information regarding the situation," the statement said according to the USA Today report.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said at a news conference that state guidelines call for a sentence of a year and a day, according to the USA Today report.

The Viking's player is scheduled to appear in court November 22 on allegations of strangulation. His future with the Vikings is unclear, according to a CBS Sports report.

Cook apologized to friends, family and Vikings staff and fans on Twitter. He also said "There's always two sides to a story!!," according to the USA Today report.

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