Packers LB Barnett Arrested on Battery Charges

More off the field trouble in the League, as on Sunday morning Green Bay Packer linebacker Nick Barnett was arrested in Appleton on battery charges. Sources say that Barnett, a 5th-year linebacker was involved in a physical altercation at a nightclub. He was arrested about 2 a.m. by the Appleton Police Department and was placed in Outagamie County Jail.

The Packers released the following statement about the situation: “We are aware of the incident in Appleton involving Nick Barnett. The Packers organization is going to defer further comment until we have had a chance to speak with Nick and gather more facts.”

Barnett made bail, and even showed up at the Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game Sunday in Grand Chute. Barnett left before the game began and didn’t speak to the media. Last season Barnett played in 15 games, and had 105 total tackles. He has played in 62 games in his four year career, and has totalled 331 tackles, 8 sacks and 7 interceptions.

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