Chris Cook denies pointing gun at neighbor

Chris Cook admits to getting into a verbal argument with a neighbor, but denies pulling a gun on the man.

The Minnesota Vikings cornerback was arrested Saturday night in Lynchburg, Va., after he allegedly brandished a handgun during an altercation.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cook says he never pulled a gun, although he admitted to recently receiving a license to carry a concealed weapon. As Cook’s version of events go, he was riding a bicycle near his home when a man two houses down began screaming at him.

“You’re not going to scream at me like I’m your child so I screamed back at him,” Cook said. “He thought that I called the police on his brother for some reason. Why would I do that?”

The man he engaged in yelling with then apparently went to the police and alleged Cook pointed a gun at him.

“It’s just crazy,” said Cook, who later met with police at the station. “I just have to deal with it the best way I can. I wish it didn’t happen. I wish I would have never got in an argument, but that’s what happened.”

The NFL cannot take action against Cook during the lockout, but the league could investigate the matter when the current labor dispute is resolved.

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