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Texas A&M LB Josh Walker leaves College Station following suspension

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Texas A&M linebacker Josh Walker has left College Station after he was suspended indefinitely following a recent arrest, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said Wednesday night.

It remains unclear if Walker’s decision to leave will be permanent.

"He's no longer here, he's gone back home," Sumlin told reporters.

Walker was booked into the Brazos County (Texas) Detention Center last Friday night on charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and interfering with emergency requested for assistance in a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend in an apartment.

Cpl. Matthew Alaniz of the College Station Police Department told The Houston Chronicle that Walker, 20, pushed the woman into a child’s rocking chair in an apartment during an argument.

“She fell on the rocking chair, causing some bruising and a pretty good knot on her hip,” the officer told the newspaper.

The couple’s child also was in the apartment at the time of the dispute but was not involved in the assault.

Walker’s bond was set for $9,000.

Texas A&M immediately suspended Walker indefinitely upon learning of the arrest, according to the Chronicle.

Walker, a former four-star recruit, has started five games at linebacker during his Aggies career, including four last season. He has 45 career tackles.

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