Packers linebacker Erik Walden was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct on Wednesday in a Green Bay court, according to Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
That’s a lesser charge than the felony substantial battery Walden was arrested for last month. The downgrade may have come from a change in Walden’s girlfriend story.
Initially, she said Walden pushed her to the ground. When an officer told her Walden would likely be arrested, she changed her story to say she provoked him.
Walden is due back in court for a December 27 hearing. He faces a maximum of 90 days in jail.