Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook discusses his assault in 2020. Cook allegedly abused his former girlfriend, causing a concussion, during an incident at his home last year, according to ESPN.
Bro is this message exchange between Dalvin Cook and his girl real? pic.twitter.com/aGXz9PNii6
— Mikerophone (@MikerophoneNFL) November 10, 2021
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported that the woman filed a lawsuit in Dakota County District Court, alleging Cook of assault, battery, and false imprisonment. However, Cook’s attorney, Dave Valentin, said his client was assaulted by the woman and after she illegally broke into his home in a statement that was released Tuesday. The statement also included, Cook’s girlfriend attempted to extort him of millions of dollars, per ESPN.
“Recently received notification from Dalvin Cook’s legal representative regarding a situation that occurred between Dalvin and a female acquaintance in November 2020 and led to 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 withhold further comment at this time,” the Minnesota Vikings said in a statement.
In a completely separate statement, the league said it was notified by Minnesota of the matter and declined any further comments going forward.
Details of Cooks’ Allegation
The woman identified in the tweet and allegation is Gracelyn Trimble. She’s a sergeant in the U.S Army, flew to Minnesota to break with Cook and gather her belongings. However, things turned violent, Trimble alleged in the lawsuit.
Trimble accused Cook of giving her “a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell,” reported Star Tribune. She used Mace on him, before going into his bedroom, grabbing his gun, and calling a friend for help. This led to running back to attack her with a broomstick, according to ESPN.
She returned to Florida after the incident. She told medical personnel that she had been in an ATV accident after seeking treatment for the injuries.
Cooks’ lawyer speaks openly in his statement. She used a garage door to enter his home forcefully and then attacked him and a guest there. She used Mace on him upon entering and forcing Cook and his guest to remain at the house at gunpoint for several hours.
No criminal charges were filed and police were not contacted at the time of the incident.