Former Vikings running back Caleb King, 24, was charged Friday with third- and fifth-degree assault for allegedly punching a man in the face earlier this year at a birthday party in Oak Grove, causing the man to need 19 stitches.

King, who now lives in Lilburn, Ga., after being released from the Vikings team three days after his arrest, was at a party on April 28 when the assault took place, according to the Anoka County attorney's office.

King, a Georgia native, was a rookie player last season.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 11.