OAK GROVE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King, a former Georgia Bulldog, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault in the beating of another man outside a birthday party, the Anoka County sheriff’s office said Saturday.
King was jailed but hasn’t been charged.
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.
REDSKINS: The team serenading the arrival of Robert Griffin III at FedEx Field when they surprised the football world by drafting another quarterback.
However, coach Mike Shanahan quickly deflected talk of a possible quarterback controversy, saying Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins was taken in the fourth round on Saturday as a long-term insurance policy.
“Any time you get a quarterback like Robert in the second pick of a draft, he’s your franchise quarterback,” Shanahan said. “He’s going to be your quarterback for the next decade. (Kirk) knows he’s going to be a backup . but there (are) injuries. I thought it was a steal for us.”