Mid-February trial date for Packers LB Erik Walden

Mid-February trial date for Packers LB Erik Walden

By The Associated Press. CREATED Dec 27, 2011

GREEN BAY- A mid-February trial date has been set for Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden on a disorderly conduct-domestic abuse charge.

He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor, which stems from a dispute with his girlfriend last month.

A Green Bay Press-Gazette report Tuesday (http://gbpg.net/toTNVl ) says the trial will be Feb. 16. That's 11 days after the Super Bowl.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Associated Press that the league will review the matter after the court case is resolved. Messages left for the prosecutor John Zakowski and defense attorney Steve Richards were not immediately returned. Richards has said he and Zakowski are discussing a possible plea agreement.

Walden spent the weekend after Thanksgiving in jail after his arrest on Nov. 25, and has continued to play.