Another FSU Player Charged With Punching a Woman

Dalvin Cook suspended from the team amid investigation
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2015 4:40 PM CDT
Another FSU Player Charged With Punching a Woman
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook.   (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

This is unfortunately not a repeat of an earlier story: A football player for Florida State University faces charges of punching a woman in the face at a bar. This time it's Dalvin Cook, a 19-year-old sophomore running back, reports the Tallahassee Democrat. Police say he punched the woman multiple times outside a bar in Tallahassee on June 23 and charged him with misdemeanor battery. He has been suspended from the team. The following night, FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson was seen on surveillance video punching a different woman at a different bar. He's been kicked off the team.

The 21-year-old woman in the Cook case tells ESPN that a man, not Cook, approached her outside the bar and asked for her phone number. She refused, and she says the man returned with Cook, who punched her when a heated argument erupted. "They kept telling me they were football players," the woman says. "They kept telling me to Google them. They told me they were football players and they could buy me in two years." (More Florida State University stories.)

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