Packers linebacker Erik Walden arrested on battery charges

Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden has been arrested Friday morning on battery charges. Police say the alleged victim is Walden's live-in girlfriend, whom they say required medical treatment.

Authorities say the alleged incident happened around 2:30 in the morning at the apartment the two share. They say the woman was treated at St. Vincent Hospital for a cut, a bump on her head, and an injured hand.

Brown County Court is closed Friday, so Walden will remain in jail over the weekend.

The Green Bay Packers issued a statement on the incident, saying "the Packers organization is aware of the situation involving Erik Walden. We are in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment."

Walden was signed off the street by the Packers in 2010. Walden's best game was in January 2011 versus the Chicago Bears, when he led the team with three sacks and 16 tackles and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Prior to joining the Packers, Walden played for the Miami Dolphins (2008-2010) and the Kansas City Chiefs, after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys during final cuts in August 2008. He was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs in August of 2008, and then waived in November.

Walden is originally from Dublin, Georgia. He played college football at Middle Tennessee State.