Assault cases are plentiful in Minnesota. What most people do not expect but cannot be too surprised about is when someone who is well-known on the big screen, on the stage, or even the football field is charged with a crime.
In this case, Minnesota Viking Caleb King has been charged with assault.
King allegedly punched a man outside of an April birthday party, resulting in King being charged with a third- and fifth- degree assault by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.
According to reports, the man King punched was waiting for a ride home after the Oak Grove party on April 28th when King accused the man of calling him names. The complaint says that King then punched the man in the face. When the man got into a car, King then pulled him out of the car by the neck.
The man, 22, needed 19 stitches and suffered a skull fracture, according to prosecutors.
Three days after King’s arrest, the Vikings cut him from the team, making him a former Viking. The 24-year-old football player was a prized recruit at Georgia. He is now scheduled to appear at a September 11th court hearing.