On Tuesday night, a concerning report centered around Vikings running back Dalvin Cook surfaced. According to a lawsuit that was filed on Tuesday in the Dakota County District court, Cook allegedly assaulted, battered and falsely imprisoned Gracelyn Trimble, his former girlfriend.
The Vikings released a statement on this matter shortly after the news went public.
“We recently received notification from Dalvin Cook’s legal representation regarding a situation that occurred between Dalvin and a female acquaintance in November 2020 and led to an ongoing dispute between the parties,” the team said in a statement. “Upon learning this, we immediately notified the NFL. We are in the process of gathering more information and will withhold further comment at this time.”
According to ESPN reporter Courtney Cronin, the NFL will review Cook’s situation under the personal conduct policy. Cook’s status for now has not changed because this is a civil complaint.
“The matter will be reviewed under the personal conduct policy,” the league said, via NFL.com. “We will continue to monitor developments but there’s no change to (Cook’s) status.”
According to a source in the NFL's league office, the matter involving Dalvin Cook will be reviewed under the personal conduct policy. The league said it will continue to monitor developments but there’s no change to his status because it is a civil complaint.
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) November 10, 2021
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked about Cook on Wednesday. He said he expects Cook to practice this afternoon.
In six games this season, Cook has 554 rushing yards, 85 receiving yards and two touchdowns. In the event that he misses time, Alexander Mattison would become the No. 1 running back for the Vikings.
We’ll have more updates on this situation when they’re available.