A Football Star Is Running For Senate. Three Women Told Police He Threatened Them

A Football Star Is Running For Senate. Three Women Told Police He Threatened Them

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(CNN)A Texas woman told police in 2002 that Georgia US Senate candidate Herschel Walker had threatened and stalked her, according to a police report obtained by CNN.

The woman, a friend of Walker’s ex-wife, told police that the football star had been following her, and had previously made “threats to her” and had “her house watched.” The report did not specify the nature of the threats by Walker, who is now one of the highest-profile Senate candidates in the country and a close ally of former president Donald Trump, who endorsed him on Thursday.

Over the years, two other women — Walker’s ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend — have also accused him of making threats, telling authorities Walker claimed he would shoot them in the head. Their years-old accounts have resurfaced in recent weeks as Walker, who won national fame as a college football player at the University of Georgia, launched a campaign for the Peach State’s battleground Senate seat. The third woman’s account has not been previously reported.

The woman, who was in her late 20s at the time she contacted police, confirmed to CNN this week that Walker had threatened her, but asked not to be identified and declined to discuss the specifics of his threats. She stressed that she never dated or had a relationship with Walker.

Walker’s campaign declined to respond to the woman’s allegations or discuss the 2002 police report. In response to questions about the incident, Mallory Blount, a campaign spokesperson, cited Walker’s past struggles with mental health issues, which he’s spoken about publicly.

“It is sad that many in politics and the media who praised Herschel for his transparency over a decade ago are now making false statements, stereotyping, attacking, and attempting to sensationalize his past just because he is a Republican Senate candidate,” she said in a statement.

Reports detail claims against Walker

In the May 2002 report, which CNN obtained through a public records request, a police officer from the Dallas suburb of Irving wrote that he responded to a “prowler call” from a woman who said she believed someone was “sneaking around outside her house.” The woman said she “felt she knew who the person would be” but was “very reluctant to tell me,” the officer, Jason Mullins, wrote in the report.

Eventually, the woman told Mullins that the person she suspected was Walker. About a year before calling the police, the woman told Mullins, she had had “a confrontation” with Walker and “he began calling her, making threats to her and having her house watched.” It’s not clear from the document what those threats entailed.

She said that when she had recently seen Walker at a local resort, the former football star “jumped into” his vehicle and followed her “all the way to her house,” according to the report.

“She is very frighten (sic) of the individual and is afraid that he going (sic) to begin bothering her again,” Mullins wrote. “She advised that she does not want him contacted under any circumstances as she feels this will only make the problem worse.”

Mullins wrote that he talked to the guard at the entrance to the woman’s neighborhood, who said he hadn’t seen Walker enter the area.

Mullins, who is still working for the Irving police department, said that from what he could tell, the department didn’t further investigate the woman’s allegations.

“Since she stated that she didn’t want us to contact him, it’s unlikely that we would have, but I can’t tell you that for sure,” Mullins told CNN. He said the woman’s allegation appeared to have been taken as an “informational report” that would stay on file, instead of a “criminal offense report” that would be forwarded to police investigators.

The report came around the same time that Walker’s wife, Cindy Grossman, was divorcing him after nearly two decades of marriage.

Grossman has spoken publicly about Walker threate

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