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Browns rookie Ausar Walcott charged with attempted murder

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Aaron Hernandez might be the most famous NFL player in police custody at the moment, but he’s not the only one.

The Record reports that Browns linebacker Ausar Walcott was arrested and charged with attempted murder in Passaic, New Jersey following an incident early Sunday morning. Walcott allegedly punched Derrick Jones in the head outside The Palace Gentleman’s Club in Passaic, leading Jones’ friends to take him to a hospital where a police spokesman said he remained in critical condition on Tuesday.

Walcott, who was signed as an undrafted free agent last month, has been charged with second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim in addition to the first-degree attempted murder charge. He turned himself into police on Tuesday and bail was set at $500,000.

While at the University of Virginia, Walcott was involved in a fight that caused the school to suspend him from the team. He was reinstated when all charges were dropped and told the Washington Post in 2011 that he’d learned a lesson about walking away from potentially bad situations before they had a chance to escalate. There aren’t many details from Sunday morning, but it appears that things didn’t work out that way this time.

The Browns released a statement saying they were aware of the situation and would not comment on an ongoing legal matter. The newspaper was not able to reach members of Walcott’s family on Tuesday.

Photo via VirginiaSports.com.

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16 Responses to “Browns rookie Ausar Walcott charged with attempted murder”
  1. sanders8920 says: Jun 26, 2013 9:44 AM

    Don’t think he had been following the Aaron Hernandez situation very closely.

    He will never wear a NFL uniform.

  2. beckzhere says: Jun 26, 2013 10:05 AM

    His NFL journey is over before it even began. Good riddance.

  3. overweightman says: Jun 26, 2013 10:05 AM

    Browns’ rookies are batting a 1000 right about now.

  4. greenmeattruck says: Jun 26, 2013 10:20 AM

    I guess he wasn’t at the rookie symposium when Rev Pac Man spoke!

  5. citiciti says: Jun 26, 2013 10:41 AM

    O.I.C.

  6. 18l87l44l29 says: Jun 26, 2013 10:48 AM

    Does this guy realize he plays for the new Browns and not the old Browns?

  7. kingokra says: Jun 26, 2013 11:15 AM

    First-degree attempted murder for punching someone in the head? Wow, that’s harsh.

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 26, 2013 11:21 AM

    Him and Eric Naposki can start a LB camp. Ray could be the guest speaker.

  9. dirtybird28 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:52 AM

    First degree attempted murder for a punch to the head!?

  10. harbaughownspete says: Jun 26, 2013 11:56 AM

    Thats must have been one hell of a Thunder Punch… He chose the Wrong Profession… he went Undrafted….. With that type of Power he should have been a Boxer

  11. mack2x says: Jun 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    Hernandez, now this guy, these guys make the Lions of last year look like altar boys

  12. northstarnic says: Jun 26, 2013 1:02 PM

    You sure this guy doesn’t play for the PEDhawks? Sounds like a serious case of the roid rage.

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jun 26, 2013 1:19 PM

    How stupid do you have to be…?

  14. 44 management says: Jun 26, 2013 1:37 PM

    @greenmeattruck, he would not have been at Rookie Symposium, 1) the incident happened “early Sunday morning” (aka, Saturday night). he was in NJ. 2) Rookie Symposium did not start until Sunday afternoon/evening 3) Un-drafted rookies are NOT invited to Rookie Symposium

    …I get your point, but I’m just sayin’…

  15. bootspur says: Jun 26, 2013 1:54 PM

    This Walcott guy might not be a candidate for Mensa, if I were to guess .

  16. mrmafaka says: Jun 26, 2013 6:45 PM

    It’s a change to go from hood rat ghetto dwelling evil doer to hood rat ghetto dwelling evil doer with money and responsibility, the money and responsibility don’t mix well with the others so they are tossed aside.

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