Browns rookie Ausar Walcott charged with attempted murder


The Cleveland Browns have cut undrafted rookie Ausar Walcott after he was charged with attempted murder. Walcott turned himself into police Tuesday following an incident where he allegedly punched24-year-old Derrick Jones in the head outside of “The Palace Gentlemen’s Club” at 3 a.m on Sunday in Passaic, N.J.

Walcott, 23, was signed by the Browns as free agent out of Virginia on May 13 after a tryout with the club. He’s currently being held on $500,000 bail.

Walcott is the second NFL player this week to be cut from a team following an arrest related to a violent crime. Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday morning and subsequently waived. Since the SuperBowl, there have been 27 NFL players arrested.

  1. Michael Boley, New York Giants (Feb. 8): Arrested for child abuse in Alabama
  2. Da’Quan Bowers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Feb. 18): Arrested for having a gun in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport, charges later reduced to disorderly conduct
  3. Al Netter, San Francisco 49ers (Feb. 22): Arrested for DUI in California
  4. Desmond Bryant, Cleveland Browns (Feb. 24): Arrested for criminal mischief in Miami
  5. J’Marcus Webb, Chicago Bears (Feb. 24): Arrested for marijuana possession in Illinois, charges dropped
  6. Javarris Lee, Arizona Cardinals (March 7): Arrested for failing to appear in court in Florida
  7. Quinton Carter, Denver Broncos (March 9): Arrested for allegedly cheating at craps at a Vegas casino, case dismissed
  8. Cody Grimm, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (March 10 and May 28): Arrested for public intoxication in Virginia twice
  9. Evan Rodriguez, Chicago Bears (March 21 and May 31): Arrested for resisting an officer in Miami (charged later dropped), and then for DUI, speeding and “improper lane usage”
  10. Trumaine Johnson, St. Louis Rams (March 22): Arrested for misdemeanor DUI in Montana
  11. Brandon Barden, Tennessee Titans (March 23): Arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving his car off the road in Georgia
  12. Amari Spivey, Detroit Lions (March 27): Arrested for third-degree assault in an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend in Connecticut
  13. William Moore, Atlanta Falcons (April 18): Arrested for simple battery after allegedly grabbing a woman by the shoulder in Atlanta
  14. Rolando McClain, Baltimore Ravens (April 22): Arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Alabama
  15. Ronnell Lewis, Detroit Lions (April 23): Arrested for getting in a bar fight in Oklahoma
  16. Quentin Groves, Cleveland Browns (April 24): Arrested for solicitation in a prostitution sting in Ohio
  17. Cliff Harris, New York Jets (May 2): Arrested for marijuana possession in New Jersey
  18. Claude Davis, New York Jets (May 2): Arrested for marijuana possession in New Jersey
  19. Daryl Washington, Arizona Cardinals (May 3): Arrested for aggravated assault after an alleged domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend
  20. Armonty Bryant, Cleveland Browns (May 6): Arrested for DUI in Oklahoma
  21. Titus Young, free agent (May 5, twice, and May 10): Arrested on suspicion of DUI, and then arrested again on the same day for trying to steal his own car from the tow yard. Arrested less than a week later for burglary
  22. Mike Goodson, New York Jets (May 17): Arrested on drug and gun charges in New Jersey
  23. Joe Morgan, New Orleans Saints (May 29): Arrested for DWI in Louisiana
  24. Pacman Jones, Cincinnati Bengals (June 11): Arrested on an assault charge for allegedly punching a woman outside a club in Cincinnati
  25. Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles (June 12): Arrested for street racing and leading police on a high-speed chase
  26. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots (June 26): Arrested on unknown charges stemming from the murder of a 27-year-old man
  27. Ausar Walcott, Cleveland Browns (June 26): Arrested for attempted murder after punching a man outside a club in New Jersey
List via Business Insider