Browns rookie Walcott charged with attempted murder

By on June 27, 2013
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Linebacker Ausar Walcott, signed last month by the Cleveland Browns, faces attempted murder charges in Passaic.

PASSAIC, N.J. – A Cleveland Browns rookie is charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in northern New Jersey.

Ausar Walcott turned himself in to Passaic police Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in the incident that happened around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Ausar Walcott, seen here in a photo released by the Harrisonburg, Va., Police Department, was charged in 2011 along with two other Virginia players for assaulting three men.

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Ausar Walcott, seen here in a photo released by the Harrisonburg, Va., Police Department, was charged in 2011 along with two other Virginia players for assaulting three men.

Authorities tell The Record newspaper the 23-year-old Hackensack native and former University of Virginia player punched 24-year-old Derrick Jones in the head just after The Palace Gentlemen’s Club closed. Police say Jones, who is from New York City, is in critical condition.

Walcott is held on $ 500,000 bail. It’s not clear if he has a defense lawyer.

The linebacker was signed by the Browns last month. In a statement, the team says it is “aware of the situation.”


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