NFL: Dalvin Cook’s legal situation will be monitored, his status will be unchanged

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The civil allegations of assault and battery against Vikings running back Dalvin Cook have landed on the NFL’s radar screen. For now, the NFL will be taking no action as to Cook.

“The matter will be reviewed under the personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “We will continue to monitor developments but there’s no change to his status as this is a civil complaint.”

Paid leave usually isn’t on the table for civil allegations. Here, no criminal complaints have been filed by either party — and allegations will be made by and against Cook.

Absent criminal charges or other developments, the NFL won’t be doing anything as to Cook as the litigation unfolds. Given the speed (or lack thereof) with which civil litigation unfolds, the league likely won’t be in position to impose discipline on Cook until 2023, at the earliest.

6 responses to “NFL: Dalvin Cook’s legal situation will be monitored, his status will be unchanged

  1. 50Stars says:
    November 10, 2021 at 11:58 am
    So why isn’t Deshaun Watson playing then?

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    The NFL said he could play and if Deshaun wanted to play he could force the Texans to play him or release him.

    Deshaun publicly stated that he doesn’t want to play for the Texans ever again and the Texans don’t want him to play for them so as long as neither side makes an issue out of it the Texans will continue to pay him to not play while trying to trade him.

  2. The NFL hasn’t punished Watson. Watson is not playing because he wants out of Houston and other teams are afraid to pay a lot for him if he MIGHT get punished in the future.

  3. 50Stars says:
    November 10, 2021 at 11:58 am
    So why isn’t Deshaun Watson playing then?
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    The Texans have chosen not to play him.

  4. 50Stars says:
    November 10, 2021 at 11:58 am
    So why isn’t Deshaun Watson playing then?

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    Mike Zimmer thinks he can still make the playoffs (insert Ray Liotta laughing in Goodfellas gif)

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