Vikings running back Caleb King arrested for third-degree assault

King was jailed Saturday morning in Anoka County. The Star Tribune reports the victim is hospitalized in serious condition. The Vikings signed the former Georgia running back in August last year. He was on the practice squad for the majority of the 2011 season.
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King was jailed Saturday morning in Anoka County. The Star Tribune reports the victim is hospitalized in serious condition. The Vikings signed the former Georgia running back in August last year. He was on the practice squad for the majority of the 2011 season.

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