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Friday, November 15, 2013
Walker on Walden: 'I'll whoop his butt again'

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –- In the middle of what was a career-best day for Titans tight end Delanie Walker, he found himself face to face with Colts linebacker Erik Walden.

Tennessee's Delanie Walker
Delanie Walker is restrained by tackle Michael Roos after an altercation with Erik Walden.
In the middle of a bad penalty stretch for Indianapolis, Walden yanked off Walker's helmet and then head butted Walker.

Walker did not take it well.

“That’s dirty play, there is no need for stuff like that in the NFL,” Walker said. “If you’re getting your butt kicked, get your butt kicked. Don’t rip somebody’s helmet off and then head butt them. I’m surprised he didn’t get ejected. ...

“Dang, this is a sport we all play with each other, we’re all family, this is a fraternity. For you to do some senseless act like that, that just tells me what type of player you are. There is no need to talk. I’m going to see him in two weeks and I’m going to whoop his butt again.”

Walden was contrite after the game.

“It was a selfish act,” he said of the play that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. “It could have cost my team bigger than I did. I lost my composure. It something that can’t happen. It wasn’t really something he did, it was ticky-tack. I can’t allow myself to take it that far.”