Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been accused of battery and assault in a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, Gracelyn Trimble.
And Trimble’s lawyer is not happy with the way ESPN – specifically NFL insider Adam Schefter – initially reported the story.
In a statement released Wednesday morning, attorney Daniel Cragg said the network committed “journalistic malpractice” by focusing on Cook’s side of the story in its initial reporting about the matter. He also called on ESPN’s parent company, Disney, to conduct an investigation into “the editorial decisions that lead to this rush to blame the powerless victim of domestic abuse.”
“ESPN’s journalistic malpractice yesterday sends a painfully clear message to billions of girls and women around the world,” Cragg said in the statement, “that they should be afraid to come forward because media companies like ESPN are more interested in protecting the powerful celebrities that make them