Florida State's Dalvin Cook cited for chaining dogs together in 2014

Written By Allie Davison
cook-dalvin111614-getty-ftr.jpg
(Getty Images)

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook received a citation from Tallahassee's Animal Control in July 2014 for chaining three puppies together and leaving the two smaller ones struggling to breathe, Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples first reported Sunday

Last Friday, the Seminoles indefinitely suspended Cook after he was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman in the face. 

MORE: SN's Top 25 running backs  | FSU reportedly bans players from bars

According to the citation report, the dogs were "tethered directly around the neck by a heavy chain" and were removed by Animal Control from the location. The report also stated Cook did not provide shelter for the animals, and it had been raining.

(Sports Illustrated)

Latest News

michael-penix-0723-getty-FTR.jpg
Hoosiers chasing Ohio State's 'gold standard' with Big Ten title in mind
Bender: Indiana encore worth watching
Texas-OU-Getty-FTR-072321
College football realignment updates: Latest news as Texas, Oklahoma reportedly leave Big 12
College football realignment updates
Big-12-072116-FTR.jpg
A Big 12 without Texas, Oklahoma? Conference's best realignment options
Bender: Big 12 survival plan without OU, Texas
Jim Harbaugh-010120-GETTY-FTR
Michigan, Jim Harbaugh using new defense to defend against Ohio State streak, hot-seat talk
Bender: Michigan, Harbaugh love new-look defense
Kevin-Warren-0722-getty-FTR.jpg
Big Ten, with lack of options, right to avoid expansion talk for now
Bender: Big Ten in wait-and-see mode with expansion talk