Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook is already in hot water after being charged with misdemeanor battery earlier this month, and the temperature could be nearing its boiling point. This evening, police released the tape of the 911 call in his arrest. The Tallahassee Democrat was there with bells on to share it.
On the call, the young woman Cook is accused of punching in the face tells the 911 operator that the incident stemmed from Cook and his friends getting “rowdy” after her friend told them she did not wish to talk to them. The incident escalated from there, with Cook allegedly calling her degrading names before hitting her in the face, resulting in a bloody lip.
Needless to say, with Cook’s charges coming shortly after former quarterback De’Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team for punching a woman in the face at a bar in a separate incident, his future with the program is looking bleak. FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher stated earlier today that it would no longer be tolerated, so for Cook to stay on the team would go against that philosophy.
“There’s no tolerance for hitting women,” Fisher stated earlier today. “You’re judged by what you do and we’ve had a couple of instances, just like other people have, too. It’s not a Florida State problem, it’s a national problem. It’s not just an athletic problem, it’s a domestic problem across our country. … we don’t tolerate it or accept it.”
Cook led the Seminoles with 905 rushing yards last season and was second in rushing touchdowns with eight behind Karlos Williams’ ten. Barring any new major developments in his favor, it doesn’t look like he’ll be on the field when FSU opens the season at home against Texas State on September 5.
Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes public.
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