Texas A&M linebacker Josh Walker has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Walker is facing charges of “assault causing bodily injury to a family member” and “interfering with emergency requested for assistance.” Walker, a junior, was arrested Friday night and remains in custody at Brazos County Detention Center.
The alleged incident involved Walker’s girlfriend, police said.
From the Chronicle:
According to Corporal Matthew Alaniz of the College Station Police Department, Walker pushed his girlfriend in an apartment, “Causing her to fall into a child’s rocking chair … She fell on the rocking chair, causing some bruising and a pretty good knot on her hip.”
Alaniz said the girlfriend “tried calling 911 on her phone” but Walker grabbed it out of her hands. He then gave her his phone to call 911, but took it away and put it in his pocket, the officer said. Walker failed to hang up the call, however, and the dispatcher “could hear them arguing,” Alaniz said.
A child was in the apartment but was not involved in the assault, according to police. Walker was cooperative with officers when they arrived, Alaniz added.
Walker, 20, has appeared in 21 games during his two seasons with the Aggies. He had 18 tackles in 11 games (one start) in 2015 and 27 tackles in 10 games (four starts) as a true freshman in 2014.
The Gilmer, Texas, native was a three-star recruit in the 2014 class.
A&M opens its season Sept. 3 against UCLA.
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