The Latest: Woman Says She's Sure FSU Player Punched Her

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-24 14:42:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The latest in the trial of Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, accused of punching a woman in the face outside a bar (all times local):


1:15 p.m.

The woman who is accusing Florida State running back Dalvin Cook of punching her in the face outside a bar has finished her testimony as the first witness in Cook's trial on misdemeanor battery charges.

Madison Geohegan admitted Monday that she was drinking before the June 23 incident but says she clearly remembers the confrontation with Cook.

She says she didn't know his name that night, but the she saw him at another bar three days later and he smirked at her. She says she and the friend she was with the night Geohegan was punched later looked at another player's Instagram account and spotted a photo of Cook, which they shared with police.

Police then showed Geohegan a lineup of six photos. It contained Cook's driver license photo and those of five others that look similar to him. She immediately pointed out Cook and told officers she was 100 percent certain it was the man who hit him. The trial will continue with other witness Monday afternoon.


11:20 a.m

A woman says Florida State running back Dalvin Cook boasted that he would be able to buy her when he signs a professional football contract just before he punched her in the face outside a bar.

Cook's trial on misdemeanor battery charges began Monday. Madison Geohegan says the incident happened while she was arguing with a group of football players, one of whom called her a whore.

The 21-year-old woman says Cook initially tried to calm the situation but became angry after she pushed one of his friends. She says Cook shouted that he could buy her in two years and yelled, "Google me!"

Cook's lawyer told the jury in opening statements that he never hit the woman during the June 23 incident. He is suspended from the team until the outcome of the trial.

Geohegan says the punch split her lip. She began crying when a prosecutor showed her photos of her injuries that night.


9:45 a.m.

The trial for suspended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook on charges that he punched a woman in the face outside a downtown bar has begun.

The incident happened in June, and Cook's lawyer requested a speedy trial. It began Monday morning and is expected to last a day.

Cook is charged with misdemeanor battery. He who ran for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman in 2014.

The 20-year-old Miami native has been suspended indefinitely from the team pending the outcome of the case.

A witness told police that a group of football players began arguing with the alleged victim after one suggested taking her home and having sex and she refused.

Florida State opens the season Sept. 5 against Texas State.