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Vikings' Cook charged with felony domestic assault

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Oct 26, 2011 at 8:22 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook allegedly tried to strangle his girlfriend over the weekend.

Cook has been charged with felony domestic assault. A criminal complaint filed Tuesday says the 24-year-old Cook became upset early Saturday when he found out the woman spoke to an ex-boyfriend.

The complaint says Cook threw her on the bed at his Eden Prairie home and grabbed her neck. When she freed herself, he allegedly hit her again, sending her crashing into a wall, then tried to strangle her again.

Cook has been in custody in Hennepin County since Saturday. A message left with his attorney was not immediately returned.

Earlier this year, Cook was found not guilty of brandishing a firearm after allegedly pulling a gun on a neighbor in his home state of Virginia.

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