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Former girlfriend of Vikings' Dalvin Cook files lawsuit alleging physical, emotional abuse

Cook's attorney claims he is being extorted and that she was the aggressor


November 10, 2021

Star Tribune file

Dalvin Cook

A former girlfriend of Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook alleged Tuesday he physically abused her, causing a concussion and holding her hostage in his Inver Grove Heights home a year ago, according to a Dakota County District Court lawsuit.

Speaking from Italy, where she is a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army, Gracelyn Trimble, 29, accused Cook of "giving me a concussion, leaving a scar on my face and taking me through hell."

Her lawsuit accuses the 26-year-old Cook of assault, battery and false imprisonment. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages and, she says, accountability. The lawsuit was sent to Cook late Tuesday. Before it was filed, Trimble and her lawyer, Daniel Cragg, held settlement discussions with Cook and his attorney, David Valentini, but no agreement was reached.


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