Former Vikings RB Caleb King faces assault charges

Former Minnesota Vikings running Caleb King faces third-degree and fifth-degree assault charges in connection to an incident in April, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County. King is accused of punching a man in the face while attending a birthday party in Oak Grove. The victim suffered a skull fracture and nasal fracture.
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Former Minnesota Vikings running Caleb King faces third-degree and fifth-degree assault charges in connection to an incident in April, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County. King is accused of punching a man in the face while attending a birthday party in Oak Grove. The victim suffered a skull fracture and nasal fracture.

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