Texas A&M junior linebacker arrested on assault charge, suspended from team

Published: Aug. 20, 2016 at 11:49 AM CDT
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Texas A&M football player Josh Walker has been arrested on charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and interfering with an emergency request for assistance.

The Brazos County sheriff's office said Saturday the 20-year-old junior linebacker from Gilmer in East Texas was booked into the jail Friday night. His bond is set at $9,000.

An athletic department spokesman tells KBTX Walker has been suspended indefinitely, per A&M Athletic Department policy.

According to the College Station Police Department probable cause statement, Walker got into a fight with his girlfriend at their apartment.

The report says she told police Walker pushed her to the ground with both hands. She says she fell onto a child's rocking horse, which caused her left hip to bruise and swell.

It also says his girlfriend tried to call 911, but she says Walker "snatched" the phone out of her hands saying that "she was not going to call them (the police)."

Shortly after, she says he gave her his phone to call 911, but then he took it away and put it in his pocket. The connection was already made, though, and dispatchers say they could hear a woman crying, "sounds of hitting" and "sounds of a struggle."

The probable cause statement says Walker admitted to pushing his girlfriend, but says her feet were crossed, which is why she fell onto the rocking horse.

He started four games as a freshman in 2014 and started one game last season.

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