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Cleveland Browns Rookie Faces Attempted Murder Charge in NJ Nightclub Punch

Ausar Walcott turned himself in to Passaic police

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013  |  Updated 12:40 PM EDT
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NFLer Accused of Attempted Murder in NJ Nightclub Punch

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An undrafted linebacker signed by the Cleveland Browns last month 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. The team announced Wednesday it had released him.
 
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.

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