Florida State running back Dalvin Cook plans to head back to the field after a jury found him not guilty of punching a woman in the face outside a bar in June following a shouting match. The college immediately lifted his suspension after the verdict.

It took the seven-member jury only about 20 minutes to deliver its decision Monday after a one-day trial that included testimony from the alleged victim, one of her friends and several of Cook's teammates. Cook had been charged with misdemeanor battery.

The prosecutor, Sarah Dugan, said she was disappointed in the verdict. The alleged victim, Madison Geohegan, quickly left the courtroom before she could be asked for comment.

 

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