Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook will remain on indefinite suspension and will not even practice or work out with the team until his legal situation is resolved. ESPN’s Joe Schad reported the development on Twitter.
Cook was suspended from the team earlier this month after being arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery. Allegedly, Cook and some friends got into an altercation with a group of women outside a local Tallahassee nightclub and it ended with Cook punching one of the women in the face. The tape of the 911 call was released last week and if what is on it is indeed true, his future with FSU is definitely cloudy.
But it’s good to see Florida State taking such a strong stance on its players’ behavior off the field, particularly after the PR nightmare that was caused when former star quarterback Jameis Winston was still allowed to play despite being named in a sexual assault accusation. No charges were brought forth in that case, but FSU was put in quite the negative light as a result.
Thus, though Cook led the ‘Noles with 905 rush yards last season and was second with eight rushing touchdowns, it looks like the odds of him suiting up for the team in its season opener against Texas State on September 5 are growing slimmer with each passing day.
Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
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