This is somewhat of a minor point after the conclusion of the NFL draft, but there is a discrepancy in the official record on what Vikings GM Rick Spielman said about second-round pick Dalvin Cook after Minnesota chose him Friday night.
In his comments about Cook, Spielman referenced an incident while Cook was at Florida State whereby the running back was accused of punching a woman outside a bar. In the video of Spielman’s remarks that is still on the Vikings’ web site, he incorrectly says that Cook was “never charged with the incident.”
That incorrect terminology was adjusted in the official transcript of Spielman’s remarks sent out by the Vikings. The transcript reads, “He was never (convicted) with the incident, I believe, at the bar, and I won’t get into a lot of details you brought up, but I think that was thrown out within a half hour.”
Indeed, Cook was charged but not convicted. The case went to trial where a jury quickly reached a verdict that Cook was not guilty.
The discrepancy is noteworthy more because of the interest surrounding whether the Vikings would draft Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon if he became available. The Vikings took Cook instead of Mixon, who was drafted later in the second round by Cincinnati.