Why Dalvin Cook is still expected to play on Sunday vs. the Chargers

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook /

Despite his recent legal troubles, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is still expected to be on the field this weekend against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Recently, a civil lawsuit was filed against Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook accusing him of battery, assault, and false imprisonment a little over a year ago. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Gracelyn Trimble, an alleged ex-girlfriend of Cook’s.

In response to the lawsuit, the Vikings running back and his legal team have claimed that he was actually the victim in this case and that Trimble has been attempting to extort him for money.

Following the news of the lawsuit, some have wondered what the future will hold for the top running back on Minnesota’s current roster.

Dalvin Cook expected to play for Minnesota Vikings on Sunday vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Despite the seriousness of what Cook has been accused of, there is currently no plan for the Vikings or the NFL to prevent him from taking the field for Minnesota’s upcoming Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.

One might ask why the Vikings running back is still going to be allowed to play on Sunday. Well, that is due to Cook not being charged with any crimes at this time according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday.

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Since it is currently just a civil matter, the league’s personal conduct policy still permits the Minnesota running back to play and practice with his team. Until he is officially charged with a crime, the Vikings and Cook will likely carry on similar to how things were before his current legal situation became public on Tuesday.