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Vikings' King released from jail, then cut

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Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was released from jail on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly beating a 22-year-old man, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, and King was cut by the Vikings later on Tuesday.

King was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly beat Andrew Hayek, leaving Hayek with a fractured skull and reports of brain injury. King has not yet been charged, however.

Hayek's sister, Jenny Eagles, told the Star-Tribune that problems began when Hayek told King he resembled actor Eddie Murphy.

King allegedly confronted Hayek near a car and hit him in the face. After Hayek got into the car, King struck him several times in the head and threw Hayek to the ground.

King was waived by the Vikings on Tuesday afternoon. He had been signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2011, was cut on September 3 and re-signed to the Vikings practice squad on September 5.

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