September 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) delivers the ball to running back Dalvin Cook (33) in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
As I have said at various points, there are things in life that are much, much more important than football. Late at night, news broke that star running back Dalvin Cook is involved in a serious legal situation.
PFT reports that there are currently two trials. The first is Cook stating that he is a victim of domestic abuse: “About a year ago, someone illegally entered Cook’s home. The woman who did it, a US Army sergeant, attacked Cook at his home while he had a guest present. The invader then allegedly tried to extort millions of dollars from Cook, claiming that he suffered injuries during the course of the attack he allegedly initiated. ”
Later that night PFT reported that the woman Cook accused of abuse has filed her own lawsuit: “Gracelyn Trimble, a sergeant. First Class in the United States Army, alleges assault, battery and false imprisonment after she flew to Minnesota to break up with Cook and retrieve her belongings, according to the lawsuit. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages. ”
The Vikings are aware of the situation and issued a statement: “[we] He recently received a notification from Dalvin Cook’s legal representative regarding a situation that occurred between Dalvin and a known woman in November 2020 and resulted in an ongoing dispute between the parties. Upon learning of this, we immediately notified the NFL. We are in the process of gathering more information and will not comment further at this time. “
Obviously, Dalvin Cook’s legal status is far more important than NFL football. We will keep you posted as more details emerge.