Florida State Seminoles rising sophomore running back Dalvin Cook is under investigation for battery. The Tallahassee Democrat reported the development.
Cook is being investigated for an incident involving a 21-year-old woman outside of a Tallahassee bar on June 23. Cook has not been arrested and State’s Attorney Willie Meggs has said that no charges have been brought forth, but that the matter is being reviewed.
The timing of this could not be worse for Florida State, as the incident involving Cook happened just one day before former quarterback De’Andre Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after punching a woman in the face at a local night club. Earlier this week, after video of the incident became public, Johnson went from being suspended indefinitely to being dismissed from the team entirely.
Cook ran for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns last season, so losing him would be a huge blow to FSU’s running game.
As was mentioned before, no charges have been filed, but Campus Sports will update this story as any and all new information becomes available.
Florida State opens 2015 at home against the Sun Belt’s Texas State Bobcats on September 5.
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