More details have emerged regarding Saturday’s arrest of Vikings running back Caleb King. And they’re as troubling as they are ludicrous.
According to a statement from the Anoka County Sheriff, via Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the alleged beating came after the victim teased King “about his resemblance to a celebrity.” The victim now has 50 stitches in his head, and he may have “very serious brain damage.”
Anyone who would react that violently to being teased already has very serious brain damage.
Meanwhile, the Vikings have yet to summarily release King. “I was made aware of it today,” G.M. Rick Spielman said, per Fowler. “I don’t have any further comment on it right now. We’re still collecting and gathering information.”
They need to gather quickly. If they don’t, opponents to the proposed stadium bill could use the team’s inaction as ammunition to kill the measure.