Vikings DB Chris Cook ejected for pushing referee vs. Bears (GIF)


Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) warms up prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

As an NFL player, you can’t put your hands on an referee – no matter how gentle one might be. That’s something Minnesota Vikings defensive back Chris Cook learned this afternoon after he slightly pushed an official during the third quarter of the Vikings-Bears game.

Moments after Alshon Jeffery beat Cook (among others) on an impressive touchdown catch, Cook immediately rose up and began complaining to the official who was standing right next to the play.

Apparently suggesting he was pushed, Cook mimicked the move to the official who didn’t take so kindly and instantaneously threw a flag, resulting in Cook’s ejection.

It didn’t seem malicious from Cook, but rules are rules and we all know you can’t put your hands on a ref.

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  • twrdh

    I agree with the call, but it would be nice to see some consistency with this penalty. This was a hand shake in comparison with Cary Williams against the Niners last year shoving an official and not getting ejected.