San Jose SaberCats defensive coordinator Cedric Shawn Walker was released from a Florida jail Sunday, less than 24 hours after he was arrested and charged with battery of a person 65 years or older and simple battery during a postgame altercation, according to the Jacksonville (Fla.) Sheriff's Office.

The incident started soon after the SaberCats defeated the Jacksonville Sharks, according to a report in the Florida Times-Union. Sharks assistant general manager Tim Johnson, 68, allegedly was pushed against a wall by the 42-year-old Walker on more than one occasion. The SaberCats on Sunday said the incident was fueled by "alleged racial epithets" directed at San Jose coaches.

Sharks trainer Josh Gregoire told the Times-Union that he grabbed the 6-foot, 245-pound Walker in an attempt to assist Johnson, who was released from the hospital Sunday after suffering a concussion and complaining of chest pains.

Gregoire told the newspaper that he suffered a broken nose and cuts on his forehead after two SaberCats coaches punched him.

The SaberCats called the incident "unfortunate" in a statement released by the team Sunday.

The altercation, according to the SaberCats statement, stemmed from "a verbal confrontation involving alleged racial epithets directed toward members of the SaberCats coaching staff by a front office official of the Sharks. The Jacksonville Police Department is currently investigating the situation and the SaberCats organization will have no further comment at this time."

Walker posted bond on Sunday afternoon. He initially wasn't eligible for bond because battery of a person 65 years or older is a felony.

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office dispatcher said by phone Sunday that an update won't be provided until Monday morning, when a media relations person is on duty.

The Times-Union reported that the Arena Football League is launching an investigation and is assigning a private investigator to look into the incident.

Jacksonville head coach Les Moss seemed perplexed by the altercation. At one point, he reportedly grabbed several of his players and ordered them into their locker room.

"When the game's over, the game's over," Moss told the Times-Union. "How you get yourself riled up like that is beyond me. I'm sure both sides were wrong here, but you don't let it get to that point. Be a bigger man and walk away.

"It's good to know Tim's going to be all right. It could have been worse. San Jose won the game, so I don't know why they had a problem. Next time, everyone just needs to shake hands and move on."