Reports: Packers' Erik Walden jailed

Updated: November 26, 2011, 7:25 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden was arrested Friday morning on a felony complaint of assaulting his girlfriend and was to remain jailed until at least Monday with court closed for the holiday weekend, according to multiple media reports out of Wisconsin.

"The officer felt that there was enough information that was given by the victim," Hobart-Lawrence police chief Randy Bani said, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Bani said the incident for which Walden, 26, was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence-substantial battery happened about 2:30 a.m. at an apartment complex, more than three hours before his live-in girlfriend notified police.

In a statement, the Packers said they were aware of the situation and were "in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment."

The police chief said the girlfriend had been treated at a Green Bay hospital for injuries to her head and hand before calling authorities.

Walden, a fourth-year veteran playing in his second season for the Packers (11-0), has started every game this season, recording three sacks among 41 tackles, 28 of them solo.

He had two hits on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in Thursday's 27-15 victory, leading the Packers with eight total tackles.