Florida State will have a huge piece to their offense for the 2015 season after Dalvin Cook was found not guilty in his misdemeanor battery case. The ruling came down Monday evening and the Seminoles subsequently reinstated the running back.
Bleacher Report first reported the news as Safid Deen of the Tallahassee Democrat broke the verdict and reinstatement news via Twitter. Cook’s suspension was indefinite following his arrest earlier this summer but he is obviously grateful for his team giving him a second chance.
BREAKING: Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has been found not guilty for misdemeanor battery. pic.twitter.com/FemrdN3vwv
— Safid Deen 💯💯💯💯 (@Safid_Deen) August 24, 2015
“I’m thankful and blessed the truth came out,” Cook said upon being exonerated, per ESPN’s Jared Shanker. Cook also added, “I know I didn’t commit no crime or did no wrong. … I was making peace.”
Based on the testimony being tweeted out today, Cook prosecutors stood little chance. Too many credibility issues, too little evidence.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 24, 2015
As a true freshman, Cook had a huge year for the Seminoles. He rushed for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns, all while beating out current NFL running back Karlos Williams for most of the touches last season.
It is unclear if Cook will be available for the Seminoles’ opening game, but it is likely that he will be ready to make a huge impact for the team this year.
Florida State opens the season on September 5 against Texas State.
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