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Minnesota Vikings Considering Options With CB Chris Cook

Presently, the Minnesota Vikings have cornerback Chris Cook suspended without pay following his arrest in a domestic abuse incident. Cook was charged with felony strangulation and, according to ESPN, the team is typically allowed to keep Cook suspended for about four weeks. It looks like the team is going to consider their options and potentially do something much sooner, however.

During a Monday press conference, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier was asked if Cook could be cut, and responded with "We've got a lot of things to talk about." Cook's next court date isn't until Nov. 22 and based on those words, it seems like the Vikings are taking it very seriously. A decision may be coming before the date, and the decision will be a big one.

Cook has been earning his way into the starting role, and was looking better just about each game. He's just 24-years old and was the team's top pick in 2010. Losing him would be a big blow to a team in transition, but the charges against him are serious and the Vikings don't want to show that acting out as Cook did is alright. 

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