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.