Another reason for Dalvin Cook’s free agency exists.
He reportedly offered $1 million to his ex-girlfriend to clear him of her 2021 assault accusation.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune stated that U.S. Army sergeant Gracelyn Trimble accused Cook of assault, abuse, and false imprisonment on Nov. 19, 2020, in his Grove Heights home.
Cook first offered $800,000, then $700,000. Trimble’s lawyer, Daniel Cragg, called Cook’s offer “evidence of a crime.”
Cragg commented, “This does not pass the smell test, and can and should be admissible as evidence of Cook’s consciousness of guilt.”
Cook acknowledged in a deposition that he knew his attorneys had offered Trimble $800,000 in May “to provide a sworn affidavit exonerating him of wrongdoing,” the complaint alleges.
Trimble also turned down the $1 million, which would have required her to sign a letter to the NFL absolving Cook.
Trimble alleges she came to Minnesota in November 2018 to properly end the relationship and reclaim her stuff after meeting in Florida in 2018.
The lawsuit states that Cook “grabbed her arm, and slung her whole body over the couch, slamming her face into the coffee table and causing her lower forehead and the bridge of her nose to bust open” when she asked for help getting her things.
She said she tried to use the mace on Cook but was overcome and it went into her eyes. Cook raped her again after she showered. She contacted a buddy and took the NFL player’s gun, allegedly provoking him to threaten her and attack her with a broomstick, the source reported.
According to Cook’s attorney, David Valentini, Trimble broke into Cook’s home and assaulted him and two other house guests.
Despite being connected to the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, Cook remains unsigned after being released by the Vikings in June.
Cook has averaged 1,256 yards and 46 touchdowns in four Pro Bowls.