Former Michigan State men's basketball player Travis Walton issued his first public statement since ESPN's "Outside The Lines" story aired on the network last Sunday.

According to the story, Walton was arrested for assault and battery stemming from an alleged incident in an East Lansing bar/restaurant in 2010. Walton's case was later dismissed.

Here's Walton's statement, via Mike Sullivan of 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit.