Assault suit filed vs. Vikings RB Cook, who claims he’s the victim

A woman has filed a lawsuit against ex-boyfriend Minnesota Vikings’ Dalvin Cook for assault, while the running back claims he was actually the victim.

Assault suit filed vs. Vikings RB Cook, who claims he’s the victim
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A woman has filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook for assault, battery, and false imprisonment, while Cook’s lawyer charged that the football player was the one who was assaulted and is being extorted.

Allegations of a concussion

The lawsuits stem from an altercation at Cook’s home which took place in November of last year. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, US Army Sgt. 1st Class Gracelyn Trimble accused Cook of “giving me a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell.” She is suing for monetary damages and accountability.

The Star Tribune said that Cook and Trimble met in Florida in 2018 and had a relationship that was tumultuous at times.

Trimble reportedly went to Minnesota to end the relationship and gather her things from his house. According to her lawsuit, Cook got angry when she asked for his help in packing her things, then “grabbed her arm, slung her whole body over the couch, slamming her face into the coffee table and causing her lower forehead and the bridge of her nose to open.” The charges said the 29-year-old woman suffered a concussion, deep cuts, and bruising.”

He said, she said

Cook’s lawyer, David Valentini, claims that Trimble broke into the 26-year-old’s house using a stolen garage door opener, assaulted him and is now attempting to “extort him for millions of dollars.”

In a statement, Valentini wrote: “We are confident a full disclosure of the facts will show Mr. Cook did nothing wrong and any injury Sgt. Trimble may have sustained that evening was the result of Sgt. Trimble’s own unlawful conduct.”

Cook is in his fifth season with the Vikings, after being selected 41st overall in the 2017 draft. The choice came after allegations of misdemeanor battery during his time at Florida State. A woman accused the running back of punching her in the face, but a jury later acquitted him of the charges.