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Vikings' Caleb King To Be Released From Jail, But Case Remains Active

According to the Pioneer Press, Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King will be released from jail on Tuesday without charges. It's unclear at this time if there's now doubts about what went on with the incident, or if they're just unsure of what exactly to charge him with yet. The latter is definitely the most likely possibility, given that they're now releasing him at the maximum amount of time they're legally allowed to hold him.

Of course, everything is still active so this definitely isn't the last we've heard:

The county attorney's office is still reviewing the details of the case and determined it was premature to issue charges Tuesday, said Assistant Anoka County attorney Paul Young. He added that the investigation into the alleged assault is still active and that King could face felony-level charges at a later date.

King was arrested early Saturday after allegedly beating 22-year-old Andrew Hayek, giving him a fractured skull and nose with the possibility of a brain injury. Apparently, Hayek remarked that King "looks like Eddie Murphy," and King took offense, following him outside and beating him badly.

King's defense is that Hayek simply fell to the ground while talking to him.

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