While Cook's own character was likely a big factor in going from a potential first-rounder to a Day 3 selection of the Oakland Raiders, it turns out his father's questionable behavior might be the real reason teams stayed away. A Detroit sports blog did a little digging into Chris Cook's social media profile, and the findings were disturbing to say the least (warning: the following tweets are NSFW).
Good lord. Connor Cook's dad's Twitter bio is the perfect example of Michigan State's insecurity regarding Michigan. pic.twitter.com/fpk9wx8u0O— Justin Spiro (@DarkoStateNews) May 5, 2016
— Jeff Moss (@JeffMossDSR) May 5, 2016
What in the world? pic.twitter.com/Ogmjzd57Dj— Jeff Moss (@JeffMossDSR) May 5, 2016
What’s the greater offense here? The homophobia or the grammar? pic.twitter.com/WvSH5T7PLI— Jeff Moss (@JeffMossDSR) May 5, 2016
And that's just a sampling of the vitriol spewed by Cook's father.
While there's no real action that can be taken on the behalf of the Raiders or the NFL, you can be sure that Oakland will keep its guard up in any future dealings with the third-string QB and his family.Back to the Michigan State Spartans Newsfeed