Packers’ Walden Is Released From Jail

Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden has been released after spending the weekend in jail.

Walden was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony domestic violence/substantial battery. He’s accused of assaulting his girlfriend at their apartment near Green Bay. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, court was closed for the weekend and Walden stayed in jail.

He was released on Monday on a $1,000 signature bond.

Authorities said Walden’s girlfriend was treated for a head laceration at a Green Bay hospital.

Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski said Walden’s girlfriend has changed her story. He said they have to conduct more interviews before he decides if charges will be filed.

The 26-year-old Walden started all 11 games this season and played in the team’s 27-15 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Lions.

He is scheduled to return to court Dec. 7.