Florida State RB Dalvin Cook found not guilty of battery

Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook was facing up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, after he was accused of punching a woman outside a Tallahassee bar.

On Monday, Cook faced a Florida jury and learned that he was found not guilty of the misdemeanor battery charge.

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From the time the allegations came to light, Cook remained adament that he had never struck the woman. During the trial, the defense found multiple inconsistencies in different witness’s accounts and that led to the not guilty ruling, according to the Palm Beach Post.

When the allegations came to light, Cook was suspended indefinitely from the Seminoles football team.

Now that Cook has been cleared of any wrongdoing according to the jury, he will likely rejoin Florida State in time for their Sept. 5 season opener against Texas State.

Last season as a true freshman, Cook rushed for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns.

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