Friday night saw Texas A&M linebacker Josh Walker arrested on charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, and interfering with emergency requested for assistance, according to the Brazos County sheriff's office.
Per the Houston Chronicle, Walker is being held on $9,000 bond. A Texas A&M spokesman confirmed that with Josh Walker arrested, the junior has been suspended immediately per athletic department protocol.
According to a statement from the College Station Police Department, Walker began to throw things around his apartment and pushed his girlfriend during an argument.
“… An argument started which resulted in the defendant throwing things in the apartment. She said during the course of the argument, the defendant pushed her to the ground using both of his hands/arms. (The victim) fell onto a child’s rocking horse, causing her left hip to bruise and swell.
“The defendant admitted that he pushed (the victim), but that her feet were crossed which is why she fell onto the rocking horse. The defendant was subsequently arrested for (assault, family violence) as they were dating, had a child together and were residing together. The defendant was also charged with interference with emergency call.”
The entire statement can be read below.
Walker has played in 21 games for the Aggies in his first two seasons, making five starts. He recorded five tackles in the team's season-opening win over Arizona State last fall.