Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has reportedly been charged with felony assault, according to ESPN. The 24-year-old allegedly tried to strangle his girlfriend, an attempt which left her with a bloody nose as well as neck injuries.
Cook’s official charge is felony domestic assault by strangulation. He could potentially face up to three years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. The Vikings cornerback was reportedly angry that his girlfriend of several months had spoken to an ex-boyfriend. Cook was arrested for the incident Saturday, he did not play this weekend in a 33-27 Vikings loss to the Green Bay Packers.
This is the second time Cook has had a run-in with law enforcement this year. The former second round pick was found not guilty this summer of pulling a firearm on a neighbor in Virginia, where Cook played his college ball.