The Vikings have released running back Caleb King just 3 days after he was arrested in an alleged beating outside a birthday party last weekend.  Anoka County prosecutors' spokesman David Cossi says King was released from jail on Tuesday with no charges being filed.  The case is still under investigation.  King was accused of punching a 22-year old man and throwing him headfirst to the ground early Saturday.  The altercation began after the man allegedly teased the 24-year old King about his resemblance to comedian Eddie Murphy.

Authorities say King denied assaulting the man and claims the man fell to the ground while talking with King.  The Vikings signed King as a rookie last season.  He was 3rd on the depth chart at running back behind Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart.