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Indianapolis Colts star banned after head-butt

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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden has received a one-match suspension after head-butting Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker.

The 28-year-old head-butted his opponent, who wasn't wearing a helmet at time time, before receiving a punch to the side of his guarded face.

As expected, the NFL have acted by handing Walden a suspension for violent conduct.

Walker feels that Walden should have been ejected for his conduct - and believes he was attacked because his side had the upper-hand.

"I was whupping his butt, that's what happened, and the cat couldn't take it when he was getting whupped," he told reporters after the game. "He got frustrated, and he should have been ejected for what he did. That's bush league and that's the type of stuff we don't need in this league.

"I threw a punch at him; I'm not going to lie about that. It's on film," Walker said. "But that was just a reaction. You head butt me in the face because I am beating you? C'mon."

Barring a successful appeal, Walden will now miss the Colts' clash against Arizona on Sunday.

However, he return for Week 13, when the Colts go head-to-head with Walker's side once again.

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