The Los Angeles Rams cited roster space as the reason they cut defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker on Thursday.
Hours after Walker’s release was announced by the team, The Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper broke the news: Walker was being investigated for rape.
Two women are alleging they were drugged while drinking with Walker and another man on Feb. 28. The incident occurred during a Mardi Gras celebration. The women told investigators they do not remember much from that night. After waking up, they told authorities, they found Walker and the man assaulting one of the women.
According to The Baton Rouge Advocate, investigators wrapped up their probe of Walker and the man. They have since sent their findings to the District Attorney. At this time, the DA has yet to present their findings to a grand jury. The two female victims in this case are 18 and 19 years-old.
They both filed restraining orders against Walker and the other man.
The Advocate is also reporting that when they reached out to Walker’s agent to address the allegations, he declined comment. A couple of hours later, the Rams announced Walker was released from the team, just three months after they signed him as a free agent.
Back in March, the Rams signed Walker and his expected role would have been depth behind Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. He could have also served as a rotational piece in the defensive line. An undrafted free agent out of Tulane, Walker made the best of his first NFL opportunity with the New Orleans Saints, and graded solid scores by ProFootballFocus in his first two years.
Following his time with the Saints, Walker saw injury and dropped production. The Rams would have been his third team in five years .
Despite Walker’s lack of employment in the league for the moment, ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio said Walker can still face punishment with the league.