Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has reportedly been involved in a domestic abuse incident in which he was the victim.
A recent report has revealed that Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was allegedly a victim of domestic abuse during an incident that took place “roughly a year ago,” according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio.
In addition, Schefter reported that the Vikings running back was also a victim of extortion and that the running back’s agent, Zac Hiller, had revealed that there is a lawsuit that is pending as a result of the alleged incident.
Woman allegedly initiated domestic abuse incident involving Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook
Shortly after Shefter’s report, Florio shared some additional details about the alleged incident that involved Cook and a woman inside of his home.
"“Roughly a year ago, someone unlawfully entered [Dalvin] Cook’s house. The female who did it, a sergeant in the U.S. military, attacked Cook in his home while he had a guest present. Cook defended himself, as authorized by Minnesota’s version of the Castle Doctrine. The invader then allegedly tried to extort Cook for millions of dollars, claiming that she suffered injuries during the course of the attack that she allegedly initiated.Because she allegedly broke into Cook’s house, however, he had the right to defend himself. Litigation, per Hiller, has not yet been commenced, but it’s in the process of being initiated. No criminal complaints have been filed in connection with the incident.”"
Shefter also provided some more information about the alleged incident a little later on Tuesday evening courtesy of the running back’s agent.
"“A female U.S. Military Sergeant used a stolen garage door opener to enter [Dalvin] Cook’s home and attack a guest of Cook’s and Cook. [The] Military Sergeant maced Cook directly in his eyes immediately upon illegally entering.”"
The woman who has been accused of assaulting Cook is Sergeant Gracelyn Trimble. She has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Minnesota running back was the aggressor in the incident.
Trimble is reportedly seeking “seeking unspecified monetary damages,” according to the Star Tribune. Below are some of the details of the accusations included in the lawsuit.
"“Trimble flew to Minnesota on Nov. 19 to break up with Cook and get her things from his Inver Grove Heights home. She entered through the garage, grabbing mace she stored there on her way in, the lawsuit said.Trimble claims in the filing that Cook got angry when she asked for his help in gathering her things. Cook “grabbed her arm, and 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 bust open.”She attempted to spray the mace at Cook, but he overpowered her and the mace went into her eyes, the lawsuit said. She went to shower when she was allegedly assaulted again.Then Trimble went into the bedroom, grabbed Cook’s gun and called her friend, according to the lawsuit. Cook overheard her and threatened her, and beat her with a broomstick.”"
Below are some photos and an alleged text exchange between the Vikings running back and Trimble after the incident.
Cook’s attorney, David Valentini, released a statement on Tuesday in response to the civil lawsuit that was filed by Trimble.
The Vikings and the NFL both released a statement regarding the alleged incident involving Cook.
Later on Tuesday evening, a video was posted by BlackSportsOnline.com that was recorded during the incident that features Trimble and Cook. In the video, Trimble can be heard saying, “I’m going to punch you in your s*** again. Swear to god, I’m gonna get my gun and pull that b**** on you.”
If more is revealed about the alleged incident and anything related to Cook is released, we will make sure to update this post with new information.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or you feel as though you are in an unsafe relationship, please seek help by calling the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text START to 88788.