Cleveland Browns rookie outside linebacker Ausar Walcott has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following an altercation outside of a Passaic, New Jersey bar.
The New Jersey Record reports that Walcott, 23, punched the man in the head outside The Palace Gentlemen’s Club on Main Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday. The victim, 24-year-old Derrick Jones, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
From 2009 through 2012, Walcott played linebacker and defensive end for the University of Virginia. He was suspended from the University of Virginia football team two years ago after he and two teammates were arrested following an altercation on the James Madison University campus in Harrisonburg, Va. He was reinstated after the charges against him were dismissed, according to news reports published at the time.