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Browns rookie Ausar Walcott charged with attempted murder

Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images) Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder. (David Dermer/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly punched a man in Passaic, N.J., according to The RecordThe Browns released Walcott later Wednesday.

According to Detective Andrew White of the Passaic police, Walcott punched Derrick Jones, 24, in the head outside a gentlemen's club early Sunday morning. Jones, who lives in New York City, was hospitalized and remains in critical condition.

Walcott was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third degree endangering an injured victim. Walcott turned himself in to police and his bail has been set at $500,000. The Browns signed Walcott as an undrafted free-agent last month and said they are "aware of the situation."

The former University of Virginia linebacker was suspended two years ago after he was arrested following an altercation at James Madison University.

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