Dalvin Cook may be in a ton of trouble.
The Minnesota Vikings star running back is facing a lawsuit related to a 2020 incident at his home, according to the team and multiple reports. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported that his girlfriend is claiming she was assaulted while Cook is saying otherwise.
The woman, identified in the lawsuit as Gracelyn Trimble and a sergeant in the U.S. Army, flew to Minnesota to break up with Cook and get her belongings from his home when things turned violent, she alleged in the lawsuit. She accused Cook of giving her “a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell,” according to the Star Tribune.
According to the suit, she used Mace on him, before going into his bedroom, grabbing his gun and calling a friend for help, leading the running back to attack her with a broomstick, she alleged in the suit.
In the midst of their back and forth was his girlfriend dropping damning evidence of a Instagram message showing Cook admitting to doing something to her and then she shows off her bruised and battered face.
The Vikings released a statement on the situation Tuesday night.
“We 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 statement said.
Cook has played in six games this year for the Vikings and has 115 carries for 554 yards and two rushing touchdowns on the season.