Update on the Walker Robbery


Updated (see comments)

Below is an Associated Press clip on the arrest of the guy who robbed Javon Walker.  I wrote after the incident that I was more concerned with how this happened than with his injuries.  I still feel the same because a cloud of controversy remains over the situation. 

“I was just back at my room and at about 5:30 in the morning, I got a knock at the door, I opened it and three guys with guns were there, they cracked me in the head a few times knocking me unconscious,” Walker said “They then robbed me of everything I had, my watch, money, everything! Somehow they got me to the car and dropped me off in the street. That’s what happened.”  - Quotes via Dirty.com

The Las Vegas Review Journal
“Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker was seen entering a car under his own power at the Bellagio the morning he was found beaten and unconscious, it was learned Friday. Metro police have surveillance tape of Walker going to the car, and it doesn’t match the abduction story he told a Web site Tuesday, the source said. It does not appear on the tape that Walker is being coerced, the source said.

If the Dirty.com quotes are true, Why would Walker lie?  Those are two drastically different stories.  Did Walker really think he was going to get away with saying these guys came to his room, knocked him out, and some how got him out of the room and to a car without the thousands of cameras that are in every Las Vegas casino seeing anything.

True or not, something isn’t right here.  I’m not sure what’s going on, but I already want him gone.  The Raiders made Walker one of the highest paid receivers in the game, and now he can’t be trusted.  We’re just going to have to wait and see, but I gotta admit, I’ve got a bad feeling about this. 

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  • Portland Raider

    This is no update at all…check your souces…the “alleged conversation” from “Javon Walker from his hospital bed”, is form the dirty.com website, it is bs and it promotes it. So, before you start bagging on Javon for something he DID NOT SAY…get a clue and do a little research.  Go the the website and it is a joke…you got fooled like everyone else. No remove this stuff before everyone finds out.

  • Christopher Perales

    Portland Raider

    First of all I don’t read crap from sites like dirty.com, so I wouldn’t know what they print.  I won’t say who I got it from, but I got it from an ex-GM who I thought would be more connected than to use something from a website like that. 

    But you are right, I was fooled by this source and I know now the comment is not true.  But there still aren’t any facts out there to say why Walker got into this car with guys he says he doesn’t know.  Why was Walker alone?  I’m sorry but a guy named Javon does not kick it with a guy named Fadel, let alone head out on a late night tip with.  Was it drugs, sex, or hookers?  I don’t know, but that’s all that comes to mind when I think of a man’s willingness to get into a car at 5 am, alone, drunk, and with a couple men that don’t look anything like club regulars.  I’m sorry Mr. Oregon, but this just smells shitty, whether the media attempts to make stuff up or not.  

    But thanks for the heads up, cause sometimes the line between fake journalism and real journalism brakes, and because I’m not looking at sites like that I don’t know when it happens.  I’ll do better to double check my sources, no matter how trustworthy I they should be.  Needless to say I won’t be trusting a word that this ex-GM says from now on. 

  • Zach

    Thats funny because Pro Football Talk and a bunch of other “respected” sites quoted the Dirty.com too.

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  • Zach

    Portland Raider -

    Can you please show me the site or where it is being said that Javon didn’t say that? I am not questioning you but I would like to see your source too.

    I would think if Javon denied that he said that to the Dirt then it would be everywhere, which right now I have failed to see… Thanks

  • Christopher Perales

    I found a couple pro-Raider sites denying the dirty.com article, but at this point I don’t know what to believe. At the same time, I really don’t care. It’s obvious he lied, and put himself in a very strange and dangerous situation. I don’t trust him and to reiterate my feelings from the article, I have a bad feeling about his future in Oakland, and wish he could be cut tomorrow.

  • PortlandRaider

    Zach-

    Theres no need to deny something when you didn’t say it.  It only draws questions to the supposed allegation.  I am sure that dirty.com has sold more advertising through this bogus “inside info”.  Its obvious that the dirty.com lied, but they aren’t in business to tell the truth…its a gossip site…

    Chris-

    Don’t feel bad, Jim Rome,  also ran with this BS “info” as well.  I am not justifying what Walker did…in fact, he shoulda been studying his playbook and getting his little overweight/outta shape- ready for training camp.  But if he was gonna head to Vegas, he shoulda had planned much better!  He’s lucky he is alive, or that they didn’t jack his knees with a baseball bat.  This cat probably only has a couple of lives left.  Hope he can learn something from this that will change his life for the better.

    Raiders for life!

  • John

    “…got it from an ex-GM”… first of all, got what? If an interview was given at his hospital bed, than the interviewer would be primary source. It doesn’t matter if the subsequent re-telling of the story came from Bill Gates or Tiger Woods, garbage is garbage.

    Secondly, ex-GM of what… a used car lot? Name-dropping is bad enough, but TITLE-DROPPING? In this day and age of anyone-with-a-computer-can-be-a-so-called-reporter… a source name has GOT TO be included if reports are to be believed. Unless your goal is to dish out the “juicy stuff” even if it is contrived.

    I really want to like this blog site, but trash like this so-called update is… well… trash. The concluding statement “I’m not sure what’s going on, but I already want him gone” is really funny. Don’t you have to be “sure” to make conclusions? Oh how silly of me… if that were the case, this story would not have been posted here.

  • Christopher Perales

    John

    What hospital bed?  Were you there?  Do you even have a point?  Or are you just pissed off because I don’t want to drop the name of a source due the fact that I don’t want to get sued?  Sports journalism, especially rumors in sports, are built off “unnamed sources.”  Do you believe that Walker told a fabricated story, or do you think the Dirty.com interview never happened?  I really don’t get it?  But I did get the email you sent me, and will divulge my source to you privately, but I still remain unsure of your point.  Frankly we may never know what happened, but the only facts are that he entered a car with a couple men he doesn’t know, and Walker aint saying anything about what happened, or in refute to the Dirty.com interview. 

    You talk about research, why don’t you research on the Just Blog Baby website for some stuff I’ve found on Walker.  My mother went to Florida State, and so did Walker, I say this because I’ve been watching him for years, and have always wanted him to be a Raider.  I’ve read the articles on Walker’s recent past, and so should you (try just Googling his name), cause there’s something wrong with this kid, and after the latest incident I want him gone.  There have been enough headaches in Oakland in recent years, and I have no patience for a player with these kinds of character problems.   And no I don’t have to be sure what’s going on or what went on to say I want him gone.  That’s my opinion, and your entitled to yours, just don’t take a swing at me cause your so butt hurt about how bad our team’s been for the last 6 years. 

    Besides, I think Drew Carter and Ronald Curry are as, or more talented than Walker.  And will be the Raiders most successful wideouts this year.  But again, my opinion; you don’t have to like it. 

  • John

    Chris,

    No problem. I swung a little from the hip with my reaction.

    I just get tired of the rumor mill that swirls around everything Raiders. The Raider organization is so tight-lipped that it can be frustrating for those of us used to getting information and answers instantly.

    You’d think false allegations would at least illicit denials from an Alameda spokesperson, but they don’t. More frustrating is the realization that even such denials wouldn’t do much good in quelling criticism.

    So write this off to me blowing off a little steam that happened to fog up your corner of the blogosphere.

    -John