Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is apparently the victim of domestic violence and extortion, according to his agent Zac Hiller.
There is pending litigation regarding the allegations.
According to Adam Schefter, the incident occurred over one year ago, when a female United States Military Sergeant used a stolen garage door opener to enter Cook’s home and attack a guest of Cook’s and Cook, per his agent.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk added even more details to the story:
“Roughly a year ago, someone unlawfully entered Cook’s house. The female who did it, is a sergeant in the U.S. military, attacked Cook in his home while he had a guest present. The invader then allegedly tried to extort Cook for millions of dollars, claiming that she suffered injuries during the course of the attack that she allegedly initiated.
“Because she allegedly entered Cook’s house illegally, he had the right to defend himself, as authorized by Minnesota’s version of the Castle Doctrine. Litigation, per Hiller, has not yet been commenced, but it’s in the process of being initiated. No criminal complaints have been filed in connection with the incident.”
The 26-year-old Cook has played all five of his seasons for the Vikings, who selected the former Florida State running back with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Cook has 639 total yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2021 so far.