|Walden will spend the weekend in jail. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
Hours after the Packers defeated the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving afternoon, Green Bay linebacker Erik Walden was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his live-in girlfriend, the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Charles Davis reports.
Walden's girlfriend required medical treatment, and Walden will remain in jail until Monday because the Brown County Court was closed Friday for the holiday. More details via Davis:
The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. at an apartment complex, Hobart-Lawrence police Chief Randy Bani said. The woman later called authorities about 6:10 a.m.“The officer felt that were was enough information that was given by the victim that the male was arrested,” Bani said, according to Davis.
Bani said before the woman called police, she was treated for a cut and bump on her head, along with an injured right hand, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Walden, 26, was later booked into the Brown County Jail at 8 a.m.
Walden was originally selected in the sixth round of the 2008 drafty by the Dallas Cowboys. The Packers signed him in 2010. He's started all 11 games for Green Bay this season, and has 41 tackles (including eight against the Lions Thursday) and three sacks.
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