Dalvin Cook’s team has created alternate photos that apparently account for either potential outcome of his case.
Dalvin Cook is going the team pic. But they will also take one with out him. Status still pending. pic.twitter.com/0qUofqIv47
— Warchant.com (@Warchant) August 9, 2015
Now one without Cook. pic.twitter.com/iH39i1ezIN
— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) August 9, 2015
What do you do if you’re FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher here?
Bar the suspended player from all team activities, including media day, especially considering the national scrutiny of your program? That would almost certainly be the popular answer.
If the legal process concludes Cook didn’t do what he’s accused of doing, he’ll surely be a full member of the team again. At that point, the official team photo would lack one of its members. That wouldn’t be ideal, but is avoiding that worth this moment, which is awkward and surreal at the very least?