FSU's Dalvin Cook 'listed as an associate' in assault case

Florida State true freshman tailback Dalvin Cook, the leading rusher for a Seminoles team that will play Oregon Jan. 1 in a playoff semifinal, is being investigated for his alleged role in an alleged July assault.

The Tallahassee Police Department on Wednesday released a statement saying it was releasing public records sought by ESPN.

"While several of the reports requested involve open and active cases, one of note involves an aggravated assault by two men who are alleged to have brandished a firearm at a neighbor on July 17th, 2014. Dalvin Cook, a current FSU football player, is listed as an associate in the case," the Tallahassee Police Department announced in the statement. "The case is under investigation, and once complete, it will be provided as an update to this release."

Cook has rushed for 905 yards and eight touchdowns despite being a backup to senior Karlos Williams. Cook has big-play ability and has rushed for 489 yards and three TDs in the past four games.

Cook is from Miami and arrived in Tallahassee over the summer.

FSU has been beset by off-field issues this year. Cook joins Williams, quarterback Jameis Winston and cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams as Seminoles who have had been investigated by police and/or had legal troubles.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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