Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was cited for mistreating three chained-up pit bull puppies in July 2014, according to a City of Tallahassee citation report obtained by Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples. The report states that "the dogs were unable to move and the smaller puppies were choking" from a heavy chain that had been tied around their necks. The dogs were between approximately two and eight months old.
Cook has been suspended indefinitely from the Florida State football team. Head coach Jimbo Fisher released a statement last Friday condemning Cook's alleged actions. Fisher also dismissed third-string quarterback De'Andre Johnson last week after footage emerged of Johnson punching another woman at a bar.
Cook's long-term future with the Seminoles has yet to be determined. The true sophomore-to-be rushed for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns at 5.9 yards per carry for the 'Noles last season. He was expected to handle a much larger rushing load this season with the departing Karlos Williams no longer available to split carries.
The full citation report is embedded below.