Caleb King was an undrafted free agent last year from Georgia and spent most of the year on the Vikings practice squad. This weekend he was invited to a birthday party that apparently raged until 3:00 a.m., only to end with King allegedly beating a fellow reveler to such an extent he suffered skull and facial fractures, possible brain damage and over 50 stitches.
King and the injured man were invited guests at a birthday party for a 21-year-old female friend of King's, hosted by her parents. About 3:15 a.m., the man allegedly teased King about his resemblance to a celebrity, then went outside to wait in a vehicle for a ride home.
King allegedly followed him, confronted him outside the car and struck him in the face. The victim reported getting into the car, locking the passenger door and calling 911 on his cellphone. King allegedly opened the driver's side door and pulled the man outside, struck him multiple times in the head and face with his fists, then threw him head first to the ground, according to the Sheriff's Office.
King, who was arrested at the site of the party, denied assaulting the man and said he fell to the ground when King was talking to him.
King has not been formally charged. A decision is expected this week from the Anoka county attorney's office. He remains in jail on suspicion of assault in the third degree.
Caleb King of Vikings is jailed in assault case [Star Tribune]