Dalvin Cook turns self in Friday night after battery charge
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook turned himself in Friday night after a warrant was posted for his arrest on a battery charge.
According to CBS Sports, Cook posted a $500 bond after he turned himself in. Cook is accused of punching a 21-year-old woman on June 23. His court date is scheduled for July 30.
Cook was indefinitely suspended from the football team Friday afternoon after news broke that he was the subject of a battery investigation.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher issued a statement Friday afternoon and said the team didn’t tolerate the behavior Cook was accused of. The team dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson on Monday after he was charged with battery for a bar incident. Johnson was captured on surveillance video punching a female Florida State student.
Per court records obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat, the woman Cook is accused of punching refused to give her number to an unnamed Florida State football player.
She told that player she had a boyfriend and he walked away while yelling obscenities at her.
Cook, a sophomore, came over originally trying to calm the situation down, court records say. At another point FSU sophomore wide receiver Travis Rudolph also joined the argument.
The woman pushed Rudolph and he did not react other than to continue arguing. Cook asked if she’d pushed Rudolph and punched the woman after she replied, knocking her into a parked car.
The woman told ESPN.com that when the argument became heated Cook punched her multiple times and the two FSU players told her they were football players and “could buy me in two years.” Florida state attorney Willie Meggs said he found the woman to be very credible after interviewing her.
Meggs is the same state prosecutor who didn’t press sexual assault charges against Jameis Winston, citing a lack of evidence in the case. Meggs was critical of the way the Tallahassee Police Department handled the investigation into the accusations against Winston.
Cook had over 1,000 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in 2014. He was a five-star recruit in the class of 2014.
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