Green Bay Packers LB Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence
Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden was arrested Friday “on suspicion of felony domestic violence/substantial battery,” the Associated Press reported.
Walden, who allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend, will remain in the Brown County Jail “until at least Monday,” AP said.
The alleged assault reportedly happened at the couple’s apartment in Lawrence, Wis., just outside of Green Bay.
AP reports, “Hobart-Lawrence police chief Randy Bani told the Green Bay Press-Gazette the incident took place about 2:30 a.m. and the woman involved called authorities about 6:10 a.m. The woman was treated at a local hospital, and Walden was arrested and booked around 8 a.m., Bani told the Press-Gazette.”
Bani, according to AP, also said, “The officer felt that there was enough information that was given by the victim that the male was arrested,” Bani said.”
The Brown County Court is closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, leaving Walden in jail while his teammates enjoy three days off after a 27-15 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions.
The Packers issued a statement Friday saying, “The Packers organization is aware of the situation involving Erik Walden. We are in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment.”
Walden, 26, has started all 11 games this season.