Packers' Erik Walden pleads no contest

Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden can have a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct-domestic abuse dropped if he completes a plan set in place for him in court on Friday.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walden must complete 50 hours of community service and continues a counseling program he entered, the charge will be dropped in Brown County Court.

Walden’s trial was set to begin next week, stemming from a Nov. 25 arrest following an altercation with his live-in girlfriend. But he pleaded no contest on Friday and was given a deferred judgment that requires him to finish his community service obligation and stay out of trouble for the next year.

Walden is set to be an unrestricted free agent, and now he can move forward while also putting this incident in his past.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +3 +100

Minnesota -3 +100

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +3 +100

Indianapolis -3 +100

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -1 -110

New England +1 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -7.5 -110

Jacksonville +7.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Miami -7.5 -110

NY Jets +7.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas -3.5 -110

Atlanta +3.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

NY Giants -6.5 -110

Cincinnati +6.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +4 -110

Buffalo -4 -110

@

Nov 29th, 4:05 PM

San Francisco +5 -110

LA Rams -5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 4:05 PM

New Orleans -17 -110

Denver +17 -110

@

Nov 29th, 4:25 PM

Kansas City -3.5 -120

Tampa Bay +3.5 -120

@

Nov 29th, 8:20 PM

Chicago +8 -110

Green Bay -8 -110

@

Nov 30th, 8:15 PM

Seattle -6 -105

Philadelphia +6 -105

@

Dec 1st, 8:00 PM

Baltimore +10 -110

Pittsburgh -10 -110

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland +4 -110

Tennessee -4 -110

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis -3 -120

Houston +3 -120

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Detroit +5.5 -105

Chicago -5.5 -105

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +9.5 -115

Minnesota -9.5 -115

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas -7.5 -110

NY Jets +7.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans -3.5 -110

Atlanta +3.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Washington +10.5 -110

Pittsburgh -10.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +10.5 -110

Miami -10.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 4:05 PM

NY Giants +7.5 -110

Seattle -7.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 4:05 PM

LA Rams -1.5 -110

Arizona +1.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 4:25 PM

New England +2.5 -110

LA Chargers -2.5 -110

@

Dec 6th, 4:25 PM

Philadelphia +7 -110

Green Bay -7 -110

@

Dec 6th, 8:20 PM

Denver +13 -110

Kansas City -13 -110

@