One of the few connections the Kansas City Chiefs had to last year’s Super Bowl has been arrested. Former Chiefs linebacker — and current Green Bay Packer — Erik Walden is in custody on suspicion of felony domestic violence/substantial battery.
Walden is expected to stay in jail through the weekend and immediately puts his roster spot with the defending champs in jeopardy. The Packers released a statement on the situation:
“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.”
The Chiefs picked up Walden off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys back in 2008. He appeared in nine games with Kansas City in a reserve role, recording 10 tackles. The Chiefs waived Walden shortly after Week 11 of the 2008 season.
Walden also played for the Miami Dolphins before finding his way to Green Bay. Injuries last year helped propel him into the starting lineup, but he was inactive for the Super Bowl due to a high ankle sprain he suffered in the NFC Championship. Walden has started in all 11 of the Packers games this season, including Thursday’s win over the Detroit Lions.