Court filing: Ex-Viking Dalvin Cook offered ex-girlfriend $1 million to absolve him of wrongdoing


Paul Sancya, Associated Press file

Then-Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook in a December 2022 game.

Former Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook offered $1 million to a former girlfriend to clear him of wrongdoing despite her previously sworn abuse allegations against him, according to a document filed in Dakota County District Court.

The revelation came in a now-sealed filing by Gracelyn Trimble's attorney. The document was filed in opposition to Cook's request to bar testimony at trial of his cash settlement offers of $800,000 and then $1 million.

Cook's initial offer of $800,000 came with a requirement that Trimble sign a sworn affidavit denying abuse claims, the document said. But Trimble has already testified under oath that Cook physically abused her. The $1 million offer required Trimble to send a letter - not sworn testimony - to the NFL absolving Cook of wrongdoing.


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