November 26, 2014

Packers’ Walden suspended by the NFL

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Erik Walden has been suspended one game by the NFL for violating the league’s personal

Erik Walden

conduct policy.  That means if Walden makes the Packers 53-man roster, he’ll miss the teams season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on September 9th.

Walden was arrested last Thanksgiving after a dispute with his live-in girlfriend.  He would eventually plead no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct-domestic abuse charge. 

Walden finished with 60 tackles and 3 sacks last season, but his play declined following the domestic incident.

Walden is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.