Ex-girlfriend of Minnesota Vikings player Dalvin Cook files lawsuit alleging assault

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook’s former girlfriend has filed a lawsuit accusing him of assault, battery and false imprisonment.

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Gracelyn Trimble filed the lawsuit in the Dakota County District Court in Minnesota. The Star-Tribune reports the lawsuit alleges that Cook held Gracelyn Trimble hostage and abused her, causing a concussion and scarring her face.

Cook has fired back through his attorney, who told ESPN that it was his client who was assaulted by Trimble. Cook’s attorney said in a statement that Trimble tried to extort millions of dollars from his client.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he had not heard anything about Cook’s availability, and he expected Cook to be at practice.

The Minnesota Vikings released a statement that they’ve been made aware of the lawsuit, have notified the NFL and are continuing to gather more information, according to KARE.

The full statement from Cook’s attorney was shared on social media.

Police were never called regarding the incident and no charges have been filed.