Attorney David Valentini said at a court hearing Tuesday that Cook would contest two felony charges, which include domestic assault by strangulation and third-degree assault. A criminal complaint said Cook attacked the woman Oct. 22 after she spoke to an ex-boyfriend.
Valentini said the alleged victim has recanted her allegation that Cook tried to strangle her. Prosecutors said they intend to pursue both charges.
Cook was reinstated by the Vikings after a two-week suspension, but he currently isn't playing or practicing with the team.
Cook's next hearing is Jan. 13, with a trial date set for March 5.
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