Caleb King, a rookie Vikings running back, has been arrested on suspicion of assault, according to the Associated Press.
King has not yet been formally charged, but was arrested under suspicion of third degree assault after an altercation outside of a party in Oak Grove left a 22-year-old man with skull and facial fracture as well as a potentially serious brain injury.
a release from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office obtained by the Star Tribune described an incident in which the alleged victim was pulled out of his car by King and beaten after teasing him earlier at the party.
King was arrested at the scene and denied that he had assaulted the man, saying that he fell when they were talking in the parking lot. The Anoka County attorney's office will decide whether or not to charge King next week.
King is a rookie running back for the Vikings practice squad. He joined the team last year as a free agent and has not yet played in a game.