Walden Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge

Walden could face up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted. His next court date is Dec. 27.

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was in Brown County court this morning where a hearing was held involving Erik Walden...

After further investigation, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Erik Walden will be charged with a misdemeanor disorderly conduct after a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend. He pleaded not guilty and will return to court Dec. 27.

If convicted, Walden faces up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Heading into Wednesday's second hearing, the main question seemed to be whether or not Walden was defending himself in the dispute. His girlfriend, who required four stitches in her forehead and injured her thumb, had told authorities after the fact that she had hit Walden first and he was defending himself.

After investigating, District Attorney John Zakowski's office found clearer details.

"The bottom line is we're basing it on the facts that were presented to law enforcement orginally," Zakowski said. "The information that was provided to St. Vincent's Hospital, the emergency room. We also obtained a copy of the 9-1-1 tape. She had gone to the police department. She actually called 9-1-1 and wanted to report a domestic violence incident.

Please click the above link to read the entire article for more on Walden.

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CaLIPACKfAN's picture

December 07, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Wrong time to slap your hoe Walden should've waited till the superbowl.

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December 07, 2011 at 02:05 pm

They didn't have enough evidence to charge him with anything more than disorderly conduct. Not even a third degree assault charge.

I don't know if this is his first offense (NFL), but if it is, I don't think they'll suspend him.

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Mark's picture

December 07, 2011 at 02:39 pm

I agree RS he'll get a fine somewhere around 50k to 75k

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markinmadison's picture

December 09, 2011 at 04:38 am

You charge the case you can prove. This is the basic rule ignored by the prosecutor in the Chumura case.

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