DA needs more time to investigate allegations surrounding Packers LB Walden

DA needs more time to investigate allegations surrounding Packers LB Walden

By Dan O'Donnell. CREATED Nov 28, 2011 - UPDATED: Nov 28, 2011

GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden was released on signature bond from the Brown County Jail following his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

Walden was just let out a side door at the Brown County Jail, away from the TV cameras on Monday. No charges have been filed against him as prosecutors say they need more time to investigate.

His live-in girlfriend told police that Walden her pushed toward a bed during an argument.

Brown County DA John Zakowski says, "She (Walden's live-in girlfriend) lost her balance and fell into a bed post and, as a result, suffered a contusion and a laceration to her forehead.

Subsequently the victim has indicated that she struck Mr. Walden first and he was defending himself."

Prosecutors say they need more time to interview medics and officers about what happened in the apartment complex just outside Green Bay hours after the Packers beat the Lions on Thanksgiving. 

Walden's attorney says he spoke with the girlfriend and says she wants to see her boyfriend again.

She indicated that she is not in fear for her safety and indeed wanted contact.

After court, the DA told TODAY'S TMJ4, what answer he's looking for, "If this is a case where there was an argument and she struck him and he pushed her, there's no charge."

Walden is out of jail and remains on Green Bay's active roster.

TODAY'S TMJ4 went to Walden's apartment Monday evening and a woman answered the door, but she declined to comment.

It is not known for sure if it was Walden's girlfriend.