King 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, who signed with the Vikings as a rookie free agent last year but didn't play in a game, 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 Vikings are aware of the incident but haven't commented.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed King after he did not get chosen in the supplemental draft.|||||||
King rushed for 430 yards and two touchdowns as a junior last season and amassed 1,271 yards rushing and 10 scores in his three-year career. He was declared academically ineligible in the spring, so he entered Tuesday's supplemental draft.