Vikings RB Caleb King told he looks like Eddie Murphy, nearly beats man to death, police say

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King flew off the handle at a Friday night birthday party.
Caleb King, a Minnesota Vikings running back who never saw on-field action as a rookie last season, really doesn't like to be told he resembles Eddie Murphy, apparently.

King, 24, and Coon Rapids resident Andrew Hayek, 22, were both at a birthday party Friday night in Oak Grove when Hayek told King he looks a bit like the star of The Nutty Professor. Later in the night, King beat Hayek so severely that one more punch "could have killed him," Hayek's foster mother told the Pioneer Press.

King was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault. He could be charged today and remains in Anoka County Jail. Hayek, meanwhile, remains hospitalized after suffering what authorities say could be "a serious brain injury."

According to the police report, Hayek made the King-Murphy comparison about 1 a.m. Saturday morning. A couple hours later, Hayek went outside to wait in a vehicle for a ride home. But before he could get in the car, he was confronted by King, who ended up punching him in the face.

Hayek was able to get in the vehicle's passenger-side door, lock it, and call 911, but King entered the car through the unlocked driver's side. He then pulled Hayek from the car and severely beat him before throwing him head first to the ground. Hayek ended up with a fractured skull and a nose so severely damaged that he's had to have it completely reconstructed.

The homeowners gathered Hayek up and took him inside the home, apparently not planning to seek medical attention or call authorities, but police traced Hayek's 911 call and arrived on scene shortly thereafter. King told deputies no punches were thrown and that Hayek "simply fell to the ground when [he] was talking to him."

Hayek's sister told the Star Tribune her brother "is a huge Vikings fan, but probably not any more." Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the team is aware of the incident and gathering information but refused to elaborate.

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John Schroeder
John Schroeder

Actually Andrew Hayek got his lights punched out because he told King that he looked like Eddie Money.

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

Chris Cook and Caleb King are ABSOLUTELY reflective of the NFL.1in 10 NFL players are convicted felons.

william davis
william davis

I love how all these people jump to race baiting immediately as if that's what the issue is..  I'm going to start saying stuff like "typical white" when some white guy has a kid locked in his sex dungeon.

william davis
william davis

I didn't realize they mentioned that the other guy was white.  Or that it matters..  At all...

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

Another graduate from Television University.Despite what the MSM and the biased publishers of City Pages would have you believe,according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice stats,blacks are 4 times as likely to commit sexual assault,and more than twice as likely to sexually abuse their children.I realize that quoting facts is unfair because it doesn't fit the PC narrative,but here's a few more:

Despite the fact that blacks represent only 12% of the overall population,they are responsible for over 60% of the nations violent crime.

American citizens are NINE TIMES more likely to be shot by blacks than by whites.

1 in 3 black males have felony convictions.

These statistics,and many more,are available to one and all at the U.S Dept. of Justice website.

Truly sad that merely noticing the appallingly disproportionate levels of black crime is considerd "racism" by the zombie acolytes of the politically correct.

Numbers don't lie;facts have no agenda.

He's a typical black.

John Schroeder
John Schroeder

Yes William, it does matter. King was pissed because Andrew Hayek was from Coon Rapids.

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

It's true that I never had the "privilege" of the cultural-Marxist indoctrination that passes for college nowadays,but I can still spot smug,elitist leftist platitudes,straw-man arguments and ad hominem attacks.

Of course,you need more than statistics;eyes,ears and personal experience are also the oldest and most reliable forms of gathering data;unless you suffer from cognitive dissonance,which seems evident in your case.

You pointedly neglected to mention whether the blacks denied plea-deals in your example were charged with misdemeanors,nor did you include whether they were first offenses.You might find that to be a niggling detail,but it matters.

George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin allegedly in self-defense.(who knows,I wasn't there,nor was anyone else). Nevertheless,he has been all but convicted in the court of public opinion,with the media and government gleefully leading the charge.He doesn't have a prayer for a fair trial.Conversely,the government,media and "community activists" have been completely silent about the ten-plus black-on-white revenge attacks that have occurred since the story broke,including the thirteen-year-old boy in Cleveland who was doused with gasoline and set on fire by two black teens who shouted "this is what you deserve,white boy",so please dispense with the "slap on the wrist" false equivalencies.

John Keymer
John Keymer

"Lies, damned lies, and statistics" is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments. It is also sometimes colloquially used to doubt statistics used to prove an opponent's point.The term was popularised in the United States by Mark Twain (among others), who attributed it to the 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881).

The reason you often hear Zombie Acolytes of the Politically Correct bash your citation of raw statistical data - apparently without further analysis or any further argument predicated - is because they've had the privilege of attending a Collegiate level economics or statistics class.

Here's a statistic for you Captain Rodeo - Nationally,78% of Caucasian 1st-Time Felony Level offenders plea down to Misdemeanor offenses. The same merciful privilege is extended to Black offenders only 29% of the time.So it's fair to claim if a white man had beaten a black man nearly to death over being told he looked like Carrot Top, it would be par for the course for the perpetrator to receive a misdemeanor level assault - equal to spitting on someone - and be fined and serve up to 30 days in jail as a a maximum punishment.It's also fair to say that this fact alone may have more than a nominal affect on the gathering of statistical data on criminal justice.The issue in this crime is not the interracial violence, but more pointedly the disproportionate level of violence used in what was a seemingly unprovoked situation.

I'd bet dimes to dollars that if someone cited some "irrefutable statistics" about the success of Barack Obama's presidency you'd be all over that, too. but with a swift attempt to dismiss all those "fudged numbers and bad data".

Because you're a racist. You'd love to use numbers to prove your racism is logical. I'm a liberal, I'd love to use numbers to argue for Obama.

Unfortunately, you have to use more than JUST numbers to prove anything, and if the audience has already made up it's mind, there is nothing, including sound argument, that is going to change it.

So just keep on being a racist and i personally hope your numbers are borne out to be correct, because, well, according to the numbers you believe, eventually a black male aged 18-34 will kill you on the street.

Ho_hum
Ho_hum

In denial much? Your pathetic attempt at negating her statistics is laughable, at best. I guess the truth hurts sometimes. But keep tossing your pathetic little race cards. We always need another brainwashed fool to laugh at. :)

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

Apologies for the double posts; I didn't realize I had pressed the "hide replies" icon and thought Disqus had glitched.I'm also a little drunk,and it's late.

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

Lastly,thanks for wishing for my death for committing the crime of having a different opinion than yours.So characteristic of the "tolerant" left.They're so open-minded that they want to exterminate anyone whose ideology isn't in total lockstep with their own.Sounds eerily familiar...

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

It's true I didn't have the "privilege" of the cultural- Marxist indoctrination that passes for "college" nowadays,but I can still recognize typical smug,elitist liberal platitudes,straw-man arguments and ad homimem attacks.Oh,if only I was "enlightened."

Xprinceoftherodeox
Xprinceoftherodeox

Cite your source,please.And you're right;you do need more than numbers to prove your point.Eyes and ears usually do the trick,unless you suffer from cognitive dissonance,a common affliction among your ilk.

And you can squeal "racist" all you like.That word means nothing to me,nor does your disingenuous,moralist tsk-tsking. You also pointedly left out whether black offenders crimes were misdemeanors,or their first offenses.You may find that to be a niggling detail,but it matters.

George Zimmerman killed a man allegedly in self-defense,(who knows,I didn't see it,and neither did anyone else) and without a shred of evidence,there has been a virtual lynch mob against him,with the government and the media gleefully leading the charge. He doesn't have a prayer at a fair trial.

Also,the mainstream media has been completely silent about the 10+ black-on-white revenge attacks that have occurred in the two weeks following the Zimmerman story,including the one where a 13 year old boy was roused with gasoline and set on fire by two black teens shouting,"this is what you get,white boy",so please dispense with the "slap on the wrist" false equivalencies.

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