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Erik Walden allegedly slashed by ex-girlfriend


The ex-girlfriend of Colts linebacker Erik Walden is in custody after allegedly slashing Walden’s arm with a knife and breaking the arm of a woman who was with Walden in Braselton, Georgia.

It could have been worse. Via WXIA-TV, Erica Palmer allegedly confronted Walden and the woman with a gun and a baseball bat. Walden got the gun away from Palmer, but she then struck the woman with the bat and ran away.

As Walden and the woman were heading to the hospital to have the broken arm treated, Palmer allegedly reappeared with a knife, cut Walden, and fled again.

Palmer is being held without bail, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, family violence aggravated assault, theft by taking, and first-degree burglary. Walden, who has fathered two children with Palmer, was treated and released.

Walden has spent the last two seasons with the Colts. His career began in 2008, with the Chiefs. He also has played for the Dolphins and Packers, including during the Super Bowl-winning season of 2010.