The jury deciding the case as whether or not Chris Cook is guilty of assaulting, and trying to strangle his girlfriend, has arrived at a decision.

Not guilty.

The NFL can still punish Cook under their personal conduct policy, and it is possible he receives a suspension from this incident.  He was also involved in a prior incident in which he went to court for allegedly pulling a handgun on a family neighbor, but the case was dismissed quickly.

Cook appeared to be an up-and-coming cornerback for the Vikings following an injury plagued rookie season, but this incident caused the Vikings to essentially put him on paid leave.

His future with the Vikings seems a little more stable, however, as long as he can stay out of trouble moving forward.