After spending the weekend behind bars, a Green Bay Packers linebacker is out of jail on a signature bond. Erik Walden made his first appearance in Brown County court Monday afternoon through video conferencing.
Walden was arrested Friday on domestic abuse allegations; however Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski says charges may not actually end up being filed. Zakowski says Walden’s live-in girlfriend is now telling that she hit Walden before he allegedly pushed her. Zakowski says the woman lost her balance and hit her head on a bedpost, requiring four stitches.
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Zakowski says the couple was arguing because Walden wanted to leave town for the weekend. They have two young children and were at their town of Lawrence apartment when the incident took place.
Walden will be back in court next week and Zakowski says they should have a decision on whether to file charges by then.
Hobart-Lawrence police originally arrested Walden on a preliminary charge of felony substantial battery.
Mike Kemmeter, WHBY