The saga continues with Florida State and the State Attorney’s office in Tallahassee.
FSU sophomore running back Dalvin Cook, who was suspended in July after allegedly punching a 21-year-old woman in the face at a Tallahassee bar, sat in a Tallahassee courthouse Friday morning as the jury was selected for his misdemeanor trial. And while the jury selection was big news, it wasn’t the most interesting news to come out regarding Cook’s case.
According to an excellent story by Safid Deen, of the Tallahassee Democrat, the State Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee tried to introduce screenshots from a fake Dalvin Cook Twitter account as evidence, but was obviously denied.
— Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) August 21, 2015
From Deen’s story:
Cook’s lawyers were granted a motion for sanctions against the State Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee after it tried to introduce screenshots of posts from a fake Twitter account, Cook’s juvenile records and business records as evidence. Those items will not be included in testimony.
This tweet, from a fake account not registered to Cook, may be the one the SAO attempted to use as evidence.
Sorry guys this is my last tweet for a long time I was dumb and stupid I let y’all down had a great year with y’all…. I’m be #Noles 4 life
— (@Dalvin_Cook) July 11, 2015
One would assume that the SAO was unaware the Twitter account it was attempting to use as evidence was fake, but nevertheless, it was still quite the mistake.