Packers linebacker Erik Walden remains jailed
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Walden and his live-in girlfriend have two kids together. She talked to us off-camera and says this is all a big misunderstanding. It happened around 2:30 this morning at the couple's apartment off Scheuring Road in Lawrence.
Walden's girlfriend tells NBC26 the two were arguing when she tripped and hit her head on their bed. She went to St. Vincent hospital in Green Bay and was treated for a cut and a bump on her head.
Around 6 this morning she says the hospital called police because of her injuries. A few hours later Walden was arrested and booked into the Brown County jail on suspicion of domestic violence substantial battery which is a felony. The Green Bay Packers released a statement this afternoon. The team says quote 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." Unquote.
Walden will remain behind bars until at least Monday. The Brown County court was closed today for the holiday.