Following the news that cornerback Chris Cook was found “not guilty” on all charges he faced, the Vikings released the following statement.
We respect the legal process and the decision regarding Chris Cook. 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.
The team seems to be saying that the verdict is not their sole basis for making a decision regarding Cook’s future with the team, but they also seem to indicate that he will be welcomed back.
One can’t help but wonder what the referenced meeting will entail.