Skrewed Up Dude of the Week
Clearly we could go this week with Aaron Hernandez, but that story has been getting media attention for longer than a week. But this week's "Skrewed Up Dude of the Week" is Ausar Walcott, rookie Browns Linebacker.
Apparently the Browns' undrafted free agent out of the University of Virginia got into an altercation outside of a New Jersey club and punched a man in the face. The result: an attempted murder charge as the victim remains in critical condition.
It has not been a good week for NFL players...
Here's the story from ESPN:
Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in Northern New Jersey.
In light of the charges, the Browns announced the release of the player they had signed last month as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia.
Authorities told The Bergen Record that Walcott punched Derrick Jones in the head just after The Palace Gentlemen's Club closed early Sunday morning.
Police say Jones, who is from New York City, is in critical condition. Walcott, 23, is held on $500,000 bail.
Walcott is one of 28 NFL players arrested since this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 3, according to a database kept by U-T San Diego.
In 45 games for Virginia, Walcott totaled 128 career tackles, 1.5 sacks, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
This isn't the first time Walcott has been arrested. In January 2011, he faced charges of assault and battery from a fight while he was at Virginia. Walcott was suspended from the team but was reinstated after charges were dropped.