Dalvin Cook expects to play for Vikings despite domestic abuse allegations

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Vikings moving backmost Dalvin Cook told reporters connected Wednesday helium expects to play connected Sunday contempt caller allegations of assault, artillery and mendacious imprisonment by his ex-girlfriend.

The squad made the NFL alert of the lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Gracelyn Trimble — a sergeant successful the U.S. Army — successful Dakota County District Court (Minn.).

“The substance volition beryllium reviewed nether the idiosyncratic behaviour policy,” NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy told ProFootballTalk, adding that the league “will proceed to show developments but there’s nary alteration to his presumption arsenic this is simply a civilian complaint.”

Vikings caput manager Mike Zimmer said Cook would signifier Wednesday. He did not person an update connected the Pro Bowler’s presumption for Sunday’s crippled against the Chargers.

There person been nary transgression charges filed against Cook stemming from the incidental astatine his location successful November 2020 — meaning he’s not nether information to beryllium placed connected the commissioner’s exempt list.

At the clip of the altercation, constabulary were ne'er called and nary charges were filed. The brace was incapable to settee the matter, which led to Trimble’s filing.

Cook has denied the allegations done his attorney, David Valentini, successful a statement connected Tuesday. Valentini besides said Trimble is attempting to extort his client.

According to Valentini’s statement, Trimble held Cook and his houseguests “at gunpoint, to stay successful his residence for the adjacent respective hours.”

Cook’s agent, Zac Hiller, said his lawsuit is the unfortunate of domestic maltreatment and extortion. A litigation is reportedly pending regarding the allegations.

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Trimble, who spoke with the Star Tribune, is asking for unspecified monetary damages and “accountability.” She provided photos to the outlet which showed her bloodied look that she claims was a effect of the incident.

Trimble besides shared a screen-grab of an alleged text message speech with Cook, successful which she writes, “Dalvin My look is truthful messed up I astir apt won’t adjacent get to spell spot my household for thanksgiving.”

Cook allegedly replied, “And I’m atrocious for that! But the concern conscionable got retired of manus from the jump.”

The Vikings released the pursuing statement connected Tuesday:

“We precocious received notification from Dalvin Cook’s ineligible typical regarding a concern that occurred betwixt Dalvin and a pistillate acquaintance successful November 2020 and led to an ongoing quality betwixt the parties. Upon learning of this, we instantly notified the NFL. We are successful the process of gathering much accusation and volition withhold further remark astatine this time.”

If thing changes successful Cook’s case, helium should play Sunday, erstwhile the Vikings sojourn the Chargers.