Vikings RB Caleb King arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault

Allegedly, King beat a man and might have caused a serious brain injury (US Presswire)
Vikings running back Caleb King, a rookie who spent most of last season on the practice squad, was arrested early Saturday morning in Minnesota on suspicion of committing assault in the third degree that might have left a 22-year-old man with a serious brain injury.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, King attended a birthday party Friday night, and about 3:15 a.m., a man supposedly kidded King about his resemblance to a celebrity. King allegedly followed the man to a car and hit him in the face.

The man climbed into his car, locked the passenger side and dialed 911, but King reportedly pulled him out of the car and continuously hit him in the head and face.

According to police, King then threw the victim to the ground head first.

The man was hospitalized with a skull fracture and facial injuries that required more than 50 stiches to close.

King was arrested at the party site, denied the charge and said the man “fell to the ground when King was talking to him.”

“We're still collecting and gathering information," said Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, who made no further comment.

King was undrafted in 2011 and signed with Minnesota as a free agent. He was active for the final game of the season but didn’t play.

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