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Jimbo Fisher defends Dalvin Cook's character, references fake news



Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher brushed off any concerns about Dalvin Cook's character as NFL draft circles evaluate the former Seminoles running back leading into Thursday's first round.

"Tremendous guy to coach," Fisher said Wednesday during the ACC football coaches' post-spring teleconference. "Very easy guy to coach. Great team guy. One of the hardest working guys I've ever coached...Never had any issues with him."

Cook, FSU's all-time leading rusher, will likely be a first-round pick Thursday. He's a potential Bucs target with the No. 19 overall pick.

Sports Illustrated published a piece this week on Cook's character, with allegations that someone is trying to sabotage him. It's a fascinating piece.

Fisher was asked about it, and about the idea of someone making up rumors to hurt a draft prospect. His response didn't mention fake news, per se, but he did reference false information in the presidential election.
Anyway, here's how Fisher summed up Cook: "I know what I had in him was a tremendous player."


[Last modified: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:16am]


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