UPDATE: Mid-February trial date for Packers LB Erik Walden
GREEN BAY (AP) -
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 judge Tuesday set a trial date of Feb. 16, which is 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.
Defense attorney Steve Richards says he hopes the case can be resolved at a Feb. 13 pre-trial conference. A message left for Brown County district attorney John Zakowski was not immediately returned.
Walden spent the weekend after Thanksgiving in jail after his Nov. 25 arrest, and has continued to play.
Attorneys are discussing a plea bargain for Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden.
Walden pleaded not guilty this month to misdemeanor disorderly conduct-domestic abuse following a fight with his girlfriend.
His attorney Steve Richards said he will inform the judge during a hearing Tuesday morning that he and the district attorney's office are discussing a possible agreement. However, they've not come to terms.
Richards also expects the judge to set a trial date during the hearing.
Walden spent the weekend after Thanksgiving in jail after his arrest on Nov. 25. He made a public apology to the Packers, his teammates and fans after he was released.
Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski has previously acknowledged the possibility of a plea agreement.