FSU Running Back Cited for Chaining Puppies Together

Florida State University running back Dalvin Cook’s chances of winning a good citizenship award seems more and more remote with new revelations of a citation for chaining three dogs together and abandoning them back in July 2014.

Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated tweeted a citation received by defendant Dalvin J. Cook dated July 31, 2014, indicating that an animal control officer observed three puppies (not the ones shown above), tethered directly around their necks by a heavy chain.

“The dogs were unable to move and the smaller puppies were choking. I had to remove them for their safety. Additionally there was no shelter provided for the dogs and it had been raining the night before,” the officer specified in the citation.

The dogs were taken from Cook by Animal Services after the incident.

Three days ago Cook was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman outside of a Tallahassee bar on June 23. The woman told ESPN she had a split in her bottom lip and a sore nose. The next day, she identified Cook in a photo lineup provided by police.

Shockingly, the incident occurred one day before his teammate, quarterback De’Andre Johnson, punched a woman in the face while inside a Tallahassee bar. Johnson accused her of  yelling racial slurs at him. He was kicked off the team soon after the sordid incident.

Cook posted bail for his battery charge on Saturday and his arraignment is set for July 30. He was suspended from the FSU football team indefinitely,  according to the Tallahassee Democrat.


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