Vikings CB Chris Cook cleared of gun charge

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been cleared by a Virginia judge after a neighbor accused him of brandishing a firearm during a verbal argument.

Cook testified this morning during a hearing that lasted an hour and was exonerated. His neighbor had sworn out a complaint before a magistrate.

“I was never concerned,” Cook told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I had good witnesses. All of our stories matched each other. They decided they were basically trying to string this story together and just make me look bad. The judge ruled in my favor. The verdict was not guilty and he just dismissed it. I'm just happy to get it over with.

“It definitely will make me smarter about how I react to other people and what they say to me or what they try and do to me. It just makes me more cautious about what I say or how I react to other people.”

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