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Minnesota Vikings Say Chris Cook Deserves To Stay With Organization After Acquittal

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook received good news on Thursday when he was acquitted of all charges after a two week trial for domestic abuse, a charge that had kept him off the team for part of 2011 on a suspended with pay basis.

The question is if the 25 year old talented CB will be able to quickly get back into football with the Vikings after tough allegations and lots of missed play time. The Vikings appear to be completely ready to welcome him back into the organization after the debacle though.

"We respect the legal process and the decision regarding Chris Cook," the Vikings said in a statement. "We have also thoroughly considered Chris' situation and how he has approached this matter. We will meet with Chris in the near future and believe he deserves the opportunity to rejoin our organization."

There is no question that Cook getting back onto the field is going to be a huge boost to the Vikings play, there's a reason they signed him to a four year contract after drafting him in the second round in 2010. Hopefully for Minnesota, the domestic abuse trial will be the last problem that they have to endure with Cook. This was his second issue after allegedly brandishing a handgun in March 2011, but those charges were also dropped.

The NFL does not expect to punish Cook for anything related to the domestic abuse debacle.

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