MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: Sherrick McManis #22 and Dominique Barber #34 of the Houston Texans tackle Caleb King #38 of the Minnesota Vikings in the second half on September 1, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Texans 28-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Former Georgia and current Minnesota running back Caleb King is currently in the Anoka County, Minn., jail for allegedly beating up a man at a birthday part. His future with the Vikings may now be in question.
Former Georgia Bulldogs and current Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was arrested on Saturday afternoon on suspension of third-degree felony charges for allegedly beating up a man at a birthday part in Anoka County, Minn. King was arrested this morning and currently still remains in Anoka County jail.
The incident occurred at 3:15 a.m. when King was teased about being called a certain celebrity, and when the unidentified victim was heading outside is when King followed him and attacked him from behind, according to the police report. The victim then got in his car to call 911, but King pulled him out of the drivers side door.
The victim was a 22-year-old from Coon Rapids. King is accused of punching him repeatedly and throwing him headfirst to the ground. The man was hospitalized in serious condition with skull and facial fractures, as well as with cuts that required more than 50 stitches to close, Sheriff's Cmdr. Paul Sommer said.
The man "may have a very serious brain injury," Sommer said.
When police arrived King was arrested without conflict and taken to the Anoka County Jail where King still remains. His future with the Vikings is now in doubt since he was on the practice squad for most of the season and on the 53-man roster only for the 2011 season finale.
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