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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ex-Packer Walker Found Unconscious in Las Vegas

Former Green Bay Packer wide receiver Javon Walker was found unconscious on a Las Vegas street, the victim of a robbery and brutal assault.

Walker was taken to a hospital and has what's been described as "significant injuries" including a fractured orbital bone. He told Las Vegas police that he was beaten and robbed early Monday of $3,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of jewelry in an incident along the Vegas Strip.

Walker told investigators that he was approached by at least two people, who put him into a car and beat him. Walker said the robbers took a watch, a necklace and other jewelry worth an estimated $100,000.

Walker was a first-round draft choice of the Packers in 2001 and had a big season in 2004, when he caught 89 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.After a contract dispute with the Packers, Walker was traded to Denver in 2006. In that season, Walker caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.Walker, 29, has had three operations on his right knee. The last surgery was performed early last season.

It's been mostly downhill for Walker ever since leaving the Packers after threatening to hold out prior to the 2005 season. He enjoyed one good season with the Denver Broncos since, but has been injury-plagued for the most part.

He's now a member of the Oakland Raiders, and his status is unclear until more reports begin to trickle in regarding his incident in Las Vegas.

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