EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Chris Cook has been away from the Minnesota Vikings for four months while he deals with pending legal issues.
With Minnesota's staff deep in evaluation for the upcoming draft and free agency, there has been no resolution on Cook's status. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has spoken with Cook, but nothing has changed since Cook was reinstated from the suspended list and told to stay away from Minnesota's facilities in November.
"Nothing has changed since the last time we spoke on him," Spielman said. "That means status quo."
Cook was arrested and charged in October with domestic abusestrangulation after he allegedly choked his girlfriend for having contact with an ex-boyfriend. He was suspended for less than two weeks and Minnesota reinstated him to the active roster with the agreement he would be away from the teamduring his legal proceedings.
Spielman didn't close the door on a possible return by Cook to the team that selected him with its top ...