Several pictures of a bruised and injured Trimble are included in the lawsuit as exhibits.
厨师 “threatened to kill her while pointing a gun at her head,” 根据诉讼, and that Trimble was confined when Cook picked her up and refused to let her leave.
Trimble is seeking monetary damages in excess of $ 50,000, 诉讼说.
Cook ‘is the victim here,’ 代理说
在星期三, while addressing reporters during the Vikings’ regularly scheduled media availability, Cook said he was the victim in the situation.
“The truth and the details about the situation will come out at a further time,” Cook said. “I got my head up high knowing the truth will come out.”
Cook’s agent, Zac Hiller, said he is “adamant Dalvin is the victim here and did nothing wrong.”
According to the running back’s attorney, David Valentini, Trimble allegedly broke into Cook’s home, assaulted him and two others and is “attempting to extort him for millions of dollars.”
“中士. Trimble, unlawfully and without the consent or knowledge of Mr. 厨师, entered his residence in Inver Grove Heights,” Valentini said in a statement to CNN.
“中士. Trimble gained entry into Mr. Cook’s residence with a stolen garage door opener. Upon entry into the residence, 中士. Trimble immediately, and without provocation, physically assaulted Mr. 厨师, punched him repeatedly and maced Mr. Cook directly in the eyes and then maced his two houseguests.”
Valentini added that Trimble used a gun to force Cook and his guests to remain in his residence for several hours.
“During this hostage situation, 中士. Trimble tried to again assault a female guest of Mr. Cook and when Mr. Cook tried to stop the attack, 中士. Trimble was knocked to the ground and suffered a small cut above her nose. These facts are confirmed by at least two independent witnesses.”
The National Football League said in a statement it will review the matter under its personal conduct policy.
“We will continue to monitor developments but there’s no change to his status,” NFL说.
The Vikings are aware of the “ongoing dispute between the parties,” the team told CNN in a statement.
“Upon learning of this, we immediately notified the NFL. We are in the process of gathering more information and will withhold further comment at this time,” 团队说.
Since this is a civil complaint, Cook won’t be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, per league policy.
Cook said Wednesday he has not been in contact with the league. He is expecting to be in the lineup when the Vikings play the Chargers this Sunday in Los Angeles.
Cook was drafted out of Florida State by the Vikings in the second round of the 2017 NFL选秀. This season, the two-time Pro Bowl running back is ninth in the league with 554 rushing yards.