Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook allegedly abused a former girlfriend, causing a concussion, in an incident at her home last year, according to a complaint filed Tuesday.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported that the woman had filed a lawsuit in Dakota County District Court alleging that Cook was the victim of assault, bodily harm and forcible confinement.
However, Cook’s attorney Dave Valentini said his client was assaulted by the woman after she illegally broke into his residence, saying in a statement Tuesday night that she then attempted to extort money from him. millions of dollars.
The Vikings also issued a statement, saying that they “recently received notification from Dalvin Cook’s legal representative regarding a situation that arose between Dalvin and an acquaintance in November 2020 and has led to an ongoing dispute between the Vikings. On learning of this, we immediately informed the NFL. We are in the process of gathering more information and will withhold any further comment at this time. “
In a separate statement, the league said it had been briefed by the Vikings on the matter and would decline any further comment.
The woman, identified as Gracelyn Trimble and a U.S. Army sergeant, flew to Minnesota to break up with Cook and collect her things from her home when things got out of hand, she said in the lawsuit.
She accused Cook of inflicting “a concussion on her, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell,” according to the Star Tribune. According to the costume, she used Mace on him, before going to her bedroom, grabbing his gun and calling a friend for help, leading the running back to attack him with a broomstick, a she said in the costume.
Upon returning to Florida after the incident, she told medical staff she was in an ATV accident after seeking treatment for her injuries.
Valentini, however, said in his statement on Tuesday that the woman allegedly used a stolen garage door opener to illegally enter his home, then attacked him and a guest, using Mace on him entering and forcing Cook and his guests to stay in the residence. at gunpoint for hours.
Cook’s attorney alleged that Trimble had since attempted to extort money from Cook.
No criminal charges were laid and police were not contacted at the time of the incident.