Jury acquits Viking Cook of assaulting girlfriend

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A jury has acquitted Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook of charges that he assaulted his girlfriend last October.

Cook was charged with one count of domestic assault by strangulation and one count of third-degree assault, both felonies. He was acquitted on both counts as well as lesser charges.

A Hennepin County jury returned its verdict Thursday afternoon after starting deliberations Wednesday.