Oct 13, 2012; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Maryland Terrapins running back Justus Pickett (44) runs the ball in for a touchdown while Virginia Cavaliers defensive end Ausar Walcott (3) chases during the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns' Ausar Walcott Charged With Attempted Murder

It’s not a good day for the NFL. Just a few hours after the arrest of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a report is surfacing that Cleveland Browns rookie and former Virginia Cavaliers defensive end Ausar Walcott is being charged with attempted murder after allegedly punching a man in Passaic, New Jersey.

The report comes from The Record

The victim who has assaulted by Walcott was hospitalized and remains in critical condition. As a result, Walcott is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third degree endangering an injured victim.

Walcott has been cooperative with police, however. He turned himself in to authorities and his bail has been set at $500,000.

This is obviously horrendous news for Walcott off the football field, but on the field it likely ends any chance that he had of making the Browns roster.

Walcott entered the league as an undrafted free agent last month.

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