Packers linebacker Erik Walden arrested

AP

Green Bay’s perfect season on the field does not include a flawless record off the field.

Linebacker Erik Walden was arrested for suspicion of assaulting his his live-in girlfriend, according to Charles Davis of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Walden, who had eight tackles against the Lions Thursday, will be held in jail until Monday at the earliest.

This means we can reset the “Days Without an Arrest” meter to zero after it reached 23.  The all-time record is 32, and Florio has said he’ll take the meter down if it ever gets to 100.

That can’t happen until March at the earliest now.

97 responses to “Packers linebacker Erik Walden arrested

  1. Ahh those classy “partners” of the league are just misunderstood again.

    True representatives of the league and are such wonderful examples for children. Yes, they deserve to be considered “partners” don’t they?

  2. Normally it is just packer fans that are an embarrassment and now the players are trying to get in on the action.

  3. Innocent until proven guilty. But if he is guilty, then he deserves appropriate punishment from the Packers and/or NFL.

  4. Say it ain’t so? I thought all Packer players were model citizens and choir boys? This story must be incorrect!

  5. D’oh!

    Walden was coming along nicely… but GB doesn’t put up with that crap.

    HEY ERIK – Did you not see what happened to Brandon Underwood? He was even drafted by TT. You weren’t.

    You idiot. You just ensured a high ROLB pick next draft and your one way ticket out of town.

    S.M.H.

  6. What an idiot if proven guilty! No room in this world for any assault on a woman. Leave the situation and go cool off. He should accept any commesurate punishment handed down. Don’t care who he plays for.

  7. Stay classy GB. I guess he should be banned for the rest of the season and have to complete half a dozen anger management classes. Or maybe stomping on a girl half your size is more okay with Packer fans than stomping on football player. Interested to hear what the league wide fan outcry will be for this “dirty player”.
    Hahahahaha!

  8. Crap! I was starting to like him. If there is substance to this, Eric can forget about any contract talks. Players with law issues don’t last with the Packers.

  9. If he did assault her (charged with a felony as it stands) then he should get cut.

    No room in the packer family for this kind of player. MM should suspend him pending the outcome.

  10. What an idiot. If Capers and TT hadn’t plucked him off the scrap heap and gave him an opportunity he may have not even been in the league. Unfortunately if TT could find Walden there’s another guy out there he can bring in to replace him. If he gets charged I say cut him. Zombo/Jones/So’to can do just fine in his absence.

    Bring on the anti-Packer comments. Situations like this happen league wide. It’s a societal issue.

    One other thing…CaseyAnthonyMunoz… clever name.

    Since when does Rodgers “beg” for a roughing the passer call? You’re delusional.

  11. cursedvikingfan says:

    Say it ain’t so? I thought all Packer players were model citizens and choir boys? This story must be incorrect!
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    Pot, meet kettle…

  12. @cursedvikingsfan-

    Stop being such a sour faced Packer hater. The Packers organization is all class. That being said, Walden most likely WILL get cut because they don’t put up with that stuff up there.

  13. Now lets see how the packer fans react to one of their boys getting arrested as opposed to someone else getting arrested from another team. I am sure they’ll say this is no big deal. Interesting when it happens to them. Looks like cursedvikingfan is on the right track here.

  14. Probably ought to wait on this one. Not charge, no visible injuries and a state law that pretty much requires cops to arrest the accused.

  15. How stupid can you be,

    Very replaceable player, Free agent after the year that wouldn’t have been resigned anyway

  16. If he grazed his girlfriend with an unintentional kick that didn’t leave a mark should he be suspended for 5 games?

  17. bigbogie82 says:
    Nov 25, 2011 2:47 PM
    I’m a packers fan. If he gets charged they should cut him

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    Ditto. This is the kind of behavior I do not want my team to tolerate.

    You know what’s sick? Johnny Jolly has an addiction, no evidence he’s ever hurt anyone. The guy needs treatment. Instead 6 years in prison, NFL career over.

    Watch Walden get a slap on the wrist and some ridiculous suspension, for BATTERING HIS GIRLFRIEND.

    These misplaced priorities are a disgrace to the NFL and to our criminal justice system.

  18. ALL classless spoiled overpaid P.O.S people in the NFL who don’t know how to treat people should be CUT. That includes cook. SKOL Vikings!

  19. An accusation doesnt equal guilt.. I know MANY women who will scheme up a story to get a man in trouble.. they know how to work the system. BUT i also know of abusive men too…I prefer to let the facts come out before rippin a man to shreds.

  20. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says:
    Nov 25, 2011 3:16 PM

    Now lets see how the packer fans react to one of their boys getting arrested as opposed to someone else getting arrested from another team. I am sure they’ll say this is no big deal. Interesting when it happens to them. Looks like cursedvikingfan is on the right track here.
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    I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. Most Packer fans will consider this a big deal and most will want him off the team if it’s true.

    This is one area where the vikings are actually better than the Packers, and by a mile – number of players arrested.

  21. “Probably ought to wait on this one. Not charge, no visible injuries and a state law that pretty much requires cops to arrest the accused.”

    She was treated at the hospital with visible cuts and an injured hand. Charged with a class E felony.

  22. packerhq : Not charged yet – Courthouse is closed. Will remain in jail on suspicion of felony domestic violence-substantial battery until at least Monday.

    Hopefully by then TT will have reached into his bag of tricks and made a call to an unsigned LB whose name nobody knows.

  23. packfaninchitown says:
    Nov 25, 2011 3:13 PM
    cursedvikingfan says:

    Say it ain’t so? I thought all Packer players were model citizens and choir boys? This story must be incorrect!
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    Pot, meet kettle…

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    Viking fans aren’t under misconceptions about their teams over the years having their fair share of miscreants, that’s not the point here. It’s the Packer fans who think their team uniforms include golden halos to match their helmets. Obviously that’s not the case, no matter how much righteous anger you throw at this.

  24. Looks like the Raiders or the Ravens or possibly the Eagles will get a new player. That crap don’t fly in Green Bay.

  25. steellady says:
    Nov 25, 2011 3:24 PM
    An accusation doesnt equal guilt.. I know MANY women who will scheme up a story to get a man in trouble.. they know how to work the system. BUT i also know of abusive men too…I prefer to let the facts come out before rippin a man to shreds.

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    Huh, funny, that’s what some Vikings fans said (not supporting them here) about Chris Cook, and they were lambasted on this site by Packer fans who crucified the guy without any sort of due process of law. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  26. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says: Nov 25, 2011 3:16 PM

    Now lets see how the packer fans react to one of their boys getting arrested as opposed to someone else getting arrested from another team. I am sure they’ll say this is no big deal. Interesting when it happens to them. Looks like cursedvikingfan is on the right track here.
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    Well if you could read, you would see that most Packer fans are saying if he is guilty he should be cut.
    That being said, it won’t mean anything to you. Just by your screen name we can all tell how delusional you are.

  27. This is stupid. These guys have money and cars. Get in your car and get a hotel room for the night. After a few days you can make up or move on. Now you are a public shame, in danger of losing your job. Courts, lawyers, counseling are your result of physical violence. You look stupid not tough

  28. He’ll be gone. With the play of two backup LB’s yesterday, there is no need to keep him around. Shame, too, he was starting to come around.

  29. “charlesanakin says:
    Nov 25, 2011 3:00 PM
    Stay classy GB. I guess he should be banned for the rest of the season and have to complete half a dozen anger management classes. Or maybe stomping on a girl half your size is more okay with Packer fans than stomping on football player. Interested to hear what the league wide fan outcry will be for this “dirty player”.
    Hahahahaha!”
    =================================
    You say that all snarky, like Packer fans are going to be hypocrites when dealing with Walden vs. Suh, but what you will find is that most Packer fans feel that if if these allegations are remotely true that he should be CUT by the team and he probably SHOULD be required to take some anger management classes before he’s let back in by the league ON A DIFFERENT TEAM.

    I don’t need him to be convicted of this to think he should be cut, I need just enough information to come out that makes it likely (see Chris Cook) that he did it. No real details have emerged yet other than that something happened at 2:30 a.m., at 6:30 the woman called police and was treated for a cut and a bruise at a local hospital.

    With your boy Suh, it was all there for the world to see – a classeless idiot losing what little grasp of reality he had by trying to rip Josh Sittons helmet off (earlier in the game) and then trying to bash Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head into the turf and then kicking him as he’s pulled off.

  30. .

    @snarkzilla

    Better wait on this one. …

    Exactly …there are not enough available facts to reach conclusions at this point.

    .

  31. 😦

    Very disappointing.

    Coach McCarthy gave the team off until Tuesday.

    You’d think he could find a bettter use of his time until then than sitting in the slammer.

  32. Walden should be suspended for the remainder 0f the season. And Aaron Rodgers should get a one game suspension for every 10th time he embassassingly begs for a roughing-the-passer penalty during a game.

    This is from a Packers fan.

  33. We can also reset the meter on “Days In A Row Where A Packer Fan Comments On The Arrest Of A Player By Saying ‘This Would Never Happen In Green Bay'”

  34. If he gets charged the Packers will immediately cut him. Brandon Underwood and Johnny Jolly were Ted Thompson draft picks and were let go, the Packers don’t stand for players with off the field issues. Innocence until proven guilt, but if this turns out to be true then he deserves the boot, no matter how promising a player he may be.

  35. mjkelly77 says:
    Nov 25, 2011 4:13 PM
    Walden should be suspended for the remainder 0f the season. And Aaron Rodgers should get a one game suspension for every 10th time he embassassingly begs for a roughing-the-passer penalty during a game.

    This is from a Packers fan.

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    Yes, Walden should be gone if there is anything to this at all.

    However, I doubt you’re a real Packer fan, unless you mean a still-bitter Favre fan masquerading as a Packer fan.

    I watch EVERY game, and I don’t know where your foolish “Rodgers begs for roughing penalties” thing came from, but it is empirically untrue. Period. If you think he is you are either a Packer rival, or delusional.

    He DOES occasionally ask for a pass interference penalty that may be in the gray area, but that’s just like a number of other QBs in the league who believe in their receivers so think the guys must have been open but for pass interference.

  36. I doubt the Packers care since they are 11-0, and this is a two bit player on their defense.

    So long as Rodgers and the offense stay upright, no one is beating them right now.

  37. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says:
    Nov 25, 2011 4:24 PM
    And Packers still blow
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    And the vikequeens are still gender bending toads.

    If walden is charged…………adios cabron.

  38. Reminds me of the time that Gilbert Brown got arrested for throwing his 125 pound girlfriend over a couch. Convicted and sentenced to community service and anger management on a Friday, then the judge opened court on Saturday to reduce his sentence. We’ll see what happens with this one.

  39. As a Packer fan I find it kind of funny that queens, kitties and teddy bear fans find their way to a Packer string and post illogical and unreasonable comments simply to try and get a rise out of the fans.

    You can say whatever you want, we as Packer fans know a couple of things for sure:

    1. We don’t tolerate, nor do we wish to have players on our team who behave like that off or on the field. So Walden, if this is true, we don’t want you….period.
    2. The only reason you non-Pack fans come here to post is because these types of incidents are so rare for the Pack in comparison to the other teams, that you grasp for straws. It’s all you got. Oh boy! a Packer was arrested, calling all NFC north fans, hurry to the blog, we finally have something to talk smack about. Ridiculous.

    To all Pack fans – they are all jealous. We have the best team in the NFL, the best QB in the NFL, we are currently undefeated and we are defending Superbowl Champions, Packers are one of the class acts in the league, we rival the Steelers for the biggest fan base, and we are the most storied franchise in NFL history. The Superbowl trophy is named after OUR legendary coach.

    So one of our guys does something bad off the field and they flock here to post and use that one lone straw they have to try and poke us in the eye.

    Packer fans – you are above the bologna, so let them have their moment, you know we don’t want those kinds of shenanigans and we will all rejoice when Walden is cut, if this stuff is true.

  40. thegbpfan:

    Thank you for embodying and confirming the caricature of holier-than-thou Packer fans that makes everyone so gleeful when your team screws up.

  41. I liked walden for the 2 good games he played this year but assaulting a woman is classless.

    I hope this is the start of the So’oto era.

    Good luck in Minnesota Walden. You should like it there, no one cares if you beat up an amish person!

  42. thegbpfan says: Nov 25, 2011 5:06 PM

    As a Packer fan I find it kind of funny that queens, kitties and teddy bear fans find their way to a Packer string and post illogical and unreasonable comments simply to try and get a rise out of the fans.

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    Nice act of hypocrisy there packer fan. I see you and your piddle and puke brethren all over Bears, Vikings and Lions threads posting trash. To see you whine about it when it is served back, your reaction is to type your drunken logic just makes us laugh.

    On a serious note, if convicted he should have the book thrown at him.

  43. Vic So’oto probably (finally) gets his chance.
    Brad Jones is basically Walden, servicable.
    Frank Zombo comes back.

    If Walden is guilty, then he gets cut.
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    fmwarner says:Nov 25, 2011 5:23 PM
    thegbpfan:
    “Thank you for embodying and confirming the caricature of holier-than-thou Packer fans that makes everyone so gleeful when your team screws up.”

    says the guy that embodies the bitter whiny group that does nothing but hate on a sports fanbase for being proud and loyal to their team.

  44. Walden needs to go, but I am waiting for the excuse his girlfriend was pulling him down and he was just trying to get out of the situation. God knows.

  45. 46defense says:
    Nov 25, 2011 4:21 PM

    Coming from a long line of classy players on the Packers… i.e. Charles Martin
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    That’s the best you could do? Charles Martin? Martin played his last game with the Packers in 1987.

  46. You know Ted Thompson is already looking for next man up. Walden was a decent player but very replaceable with the depth the packers have. Wouldn’t be surprised if he never wears the green and gold again.

  47. axespray says: Nov 25, 2011 5:49 PM

    fmwarner says:Nov 25, 2011 5:23 PM
    thegbpfan:
    “Thank you for embodying and confirming the caricature of holier-than-thou Packer fans that makes everyone so gleeful when your team screws up.”

    says the guy that embodies the bitter whiny group that does nothing but hate on a sports fanbase for being proud and loyal to their team.
    =================================

    If all you were was proud and loyal to your team, no one would care. It’s the snide remarks about other fanbases and how they don’t quite measure up to the Packer Way. I guess everyone that doesn’t share your sentiment is a “hater”, the go-to term for lazy people that don’t care to refute arguments.

  48. “nupicasso says:
    Nov 25, 2011 3:14 PM
    @cursedvikingsfan-

    Stop being such a sour faced Packer hater. The Packers organization is all class. That being said, Walden most likely WILL get cut because they don’t put up with that stuff up there.”
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    Tell me again how many years it took the Packers to cut strings with Johnny Ho HO HO Jolly since the FIRST time he was arrested for doing or selling drugs? I may be wrong, but the Pack may still be retaining Jolly’s rights as a player.
    As for the other posters who were sarcastically commenting about Aaron Rodgers “begging for a flag”……………it happens more than you know Packer fans. Anytime Rodgers gets hit or picks himself off the ground from a sack, the first person he is always looking at with those “big brown eyes” in the Referee. The only reason I’m joinin’ this “dog-fight” is cuz of all NFL teams, Packer fans are the first to talk trash about other teams players and how “holier than thou” Packer players are……it gets rather sickening. There’s a whole list of Packer “offenders” and lest you forget, Mark “the Molester” Chmura happens to be in your famed Packer HOF…..now that’s sick.

  49. lnfinite says:Nice act of hypocrisy there packer fan. I see you and your piddle and puke brethren all over Bears, Vikings and Lions threads posting trash. To see you whine about it when it is served back, your reaction is to type your drunken logic just makes us laugh.

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    I don’t happen to visit Bears, Lions or Vikings threads, I don’t like those teams.

    I am loyal to my team and the only reason it seems like dribble to you, is because you don’t have anything to say back.

    I’m sorry I misspoke, the Packers aren’t undefeated, they lost to….oh wait
    You’re right we don’t have the best QB in the league, there is…..oops
    Again, shoot, it wasn’t the Packers who have the most championships in NFL history, it’s the……

    haha

    Kind of funny dude

    AND the reason I felt it necessary to say what I said is because no matter how many of these “holier-than-thou” (as you call it) Packer fans stated in the thread that we DON’T WANT PLAYERS LIKE WALDEN, without hypocrisy, and without a hesitation – people like you come back with comments like yours.

    Apparently your whole lot in life is to come spew crap to Pack fans. I’m thinking you may not have much else to do? Who is your team? Do you have one? How are they doing this year? Are you loyal to them, or are you more interested in talking smack to real football fans?

  50. People like that don’t belong in the NFL, period. It doesn’t matter what team you are supposed to represent, it’s not okay to hit a woman. Speaking of which, I don’t know why Chris Cook is still on the Vikings roster.

  51. wow, I thought the Packers were god’s gift to football. That they are perfect in every way. Nothing they ever do is wrong.

  52. Simply put, when packler fans get confronted they simply deny and claim loyalty to their team. Just like their team playing dirty that goes unnoticed they hope their trash talk also goes without observation.

    No wonder it is fun to pick on packler fans for being such ignorant clowns.

    I do not excuse the retaliation both Robison and Suh did but there is a trend that is the cause for such lunacy. It is up to the refs to choose to either enforce action or blow things off risking further ugly behavior.

    Again I said once caught our attention, now twice it has become a trend.

  53. tgifinley88 says:Nov 25, 2011 4:36 PM

    If he gets charged the Packers will immediately cut him. Brandon Underwood and Johnny Jolly were Ted Thompson draft picks and were let go, the Packers don’t stand for players with off the field issues.
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    Ummm…wrong! Johnnu Jolly has NOT been cut by the Packers.

    bearsstillsuck says:Nov 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    I never realized how many people hated the packers before this site. its weird, its just a game.

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    People don’t hate the Packers…just their fans.

  54. @ axespray

    It’s not about a fanbase being proud and loyal to their team; rival fanbases can relate and appreciate that. It’s the unprovoked attacks on other teams and their fanbases. It’s the arrogance to think your team does no wrong, when factual history proves otherwise. It’s the on going hypocracy so many of your fanbase lives by, and then denies, even when clear cut examples are provided for them.

    Go ahead, root your team onto 19-0 and a 14th world championship…if only that were all your fanbase did…

  55. Shame! She ended up hospitalized which under state statute (Yes I’m a Cop in WI) makes it a felony, hence his stay in jail until Monday the 28th. Massive failure on Walden’s part and this may end his career in Green Bay. The defense has shown enough holes during the season, this will hurt.

  56. Dude found out there was absolutely NOTHING to do in Green Bay, so he does this??

    STAY CLASSY GREEN BAY!!!!!!

    Go join your half-brother Cook and get out of town.

    Well, wait, he doesn’t live in Gbay like their entire roster!!!

  57. Packer fans eveywhere…take note: Never hate those people who are jealous of you. Respect their jealousy, because they are the ones who think that you are better than them. They continue to prove it on this site again and again, otherwise they’d keep quiet. They wish they could be us.

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