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June 16, 2008
More on Walker being robbed, hospitalized

The Raiders "are in the process of gathering information" about wide receiver Javon Walker, who was apparently robbed early Monday morning and found at 7:19 a.m.

Here is the release from the Las Vegas Police Department

The Raiders "are in the process of gathering information" according to a team spokesman as it relates to Walker.

He reportedly has an orbital fracture and is in fair condition in Sunrise Medical Center after being taken to the trauma unit, though a spokesperson from the hospital said no patient named Javon Walker was listed as admitted.

*This is the second consecutive offseason in which trouble has found Walker.

Denver Broncos cornerback died in Walker' arms on New Year's Day last year after being shot after leaving a nightclub.

Walker was reportedly spraying partons with of the 15 bottles of Dom Perignon Rose champagne he ordered at Tryst at the Wynn on Saturday night. He was spotted at Body English at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino until 6:30 a.m. Monday. His first round of champagne reportedly cost him $15,000.

I'm not implying that is justification for what happened to Walker. Just providing a timeline of where Walker was less than an hour before he was found.

Training camp doesn't start until the last weekend of July, so there's no way of predicting how this impacts the team. It's safe to say Walker won't be participating in the remaining OTAs.

As more details become available, I'll provide them.

--Jason Jones

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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