In mid-May, Ausar Walcott tried out for the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia. Not even two months later — and before his dream of playing in a professional football game could be fulfilled — Walcott is facing far bigger issues than squaring off against a 300-plus pound offensive lineman.
The former Cavaliers defensive end-turned Browns linebacker has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a late-night fight outside of a strip club.
According to the Bergen Record:
Ausar Walcott, 23, punched the man in the head outside The Palace Gentlemen’s Club on Main Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday, said Detective Andrew White of the Passaic police.
Friends of the victim, Derrick Jones, 24, who lives in New York City, took him by car to the Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan shortly after the assault, White said. He remained hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday, White said.
The Record further goes on to detail exactly what the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Walcott has been charged with.
Walcott, who told police he has been living with a friend in Maywood, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third degree endangering an injured victim, White said. He was arrested Tuesday morning after he turned himself in to police, and his bail was set at $500,000 cash, White said. He was scheduled to be sent to the Passaic County Jail in Paterson on Tuesday evening.
Generally speaking, very few positives can come from lingering outside of a strip joint at three in the morning.
Walcott was a four-year letterwinner for the Cavaliers. He started 22 career games and appeared in a total of 45, compiling 128 career tackles, 1.5 sacks, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
[H/T: Big Lead Sports]