Florida State running back Dalvin Cook named as associate in assault case
Cook, the Seminoles’ star running back, was part of a police report in a wide-ranging records release by the Tallahassee police.
Star Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named as an associate in an aggravated assault case from July 17, 2014 that is still being investigated by Tallahassee police. The Tallahassee police released a statement that Cook is an associate, but has no further updates at this time. This release came as a result of an open records request from ESPN:
While several of the reports requested involve open and active cases, one of note, involves an aggravated assault by two men who are alleged to have brandished a firearm at a neighbor on July 17th, 2014. Dalvin Cook, a current FSU football player is listed as an associate in the case. The case is under investigation and once complete, it will be provided as an update to this release.
The statement notes that ESPN asked for reports with the names of 360 Florida State athletes, and the department handed over 300 police reports where those athletes were “mentioned as a witness, victim, suspect, reporting party, etc.”
Florida State is preparing to face Oregon in a College Football Playoff semifinal in a week. Cook, a freshman, played a major role in FSU’s offense down the stretch. At this time, the Seminoles have not released a statement regarding the records release or the specific incident that mentioned Cook.