Sophomore RB Reinstated After Verdict
Florida State sophomore running back Dalvin Cook was found not guilty Monday evening of misdemeanor battery.
Even though his trial lasted for more than 10 hours, it took the jury less than 30 minutes to reach a verdict inside the Leon County Courthouse.
Cook was accused of punching Madison Geohegan, 21, outside of a Tallahassee bar June 23. He was suspended from the team shortly after the incident but denied involvement through is defense attorney.
Cook rushed for over 1,000 yards in his freshman year with the Seminoles, despite not being a full-time starter. He may have missed the entire 2015 season had he been found guilty.
The Seminoles have reinstated Cook to the team. The Noles open up the season on Sept. 5 against Texas against Texas State in Tallahassee.
The Seminoles released the following statement on the not guilty verdict:
“In light of today’s ruling in his misdemeanor battery case, FSU football player Dalvin Cook’s indefinite suspension from the team has been lifted, and he will be eligible to practice to compete representing the University effective immediately.”