NFL running back Caleb King was dumped by the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday and facing the prospect of assault charges for allegedly attacking a man who said he looked like Eddie Murphy.
King is accused of dragging 22-year-old Andrew Hayek from a car and beating him so savagely he fractured his skull, the Pioneer Press reported.
King, however, denies assaulting Hayek and says he injured himself falling over.
The 24-year-old running back was released from jail Tuesday but investigators are continuing to probe the alleged assault that took place early Saturday in Minnesota.
They told the newspaper King could still face felony charges.
"In any case where a person is arrested, the clock starts ticking," assistant Anoka County attorney Paul Young said. "We are still trying to make sure we have all the facts and understand them well to make a good charging decision."
Police said King confronted Hayek at a birthday party of a female friend after he took offense to Hayek's comments likeni...