Vikings' Dalvin Cook Joins Ownership Group for FCF's Zappers

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2021

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carries the ball up field during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
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Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is the latest NFL star to take on an ownership role in the Fan Controlled Football league.

FCF announced on Friday that Cook has bought into the ownership group for the Zappers:

Fan Controlled Football @fcflio

BREAKING: @dalvincook has joined the @FCFZappers ownership group. https://t.co/5LhL4eHlUw

The league's inaugural season kicked off last weekend. It features four teams playing a four-week regular season, followed by a two-week postseason. Games are streamed on Twitch, with fans calling all of the plays for teams.  

A number of current and former NFL players have invested in the league prior to Cook buying in. Marshawn Lynch is part of the ownership group for the Beasts. Richard Sherman is one of the owners of the Glacier Boyz. Austin Ekeler is a co-owner of the Wild Aces. 

Other prominent sports figures involved in the league include boxing legend Mike Tyson, WNBA star Renee Montgomery, AEW wrestler Miro and New York Mets pitcher Trevor May.