ESPN just said that 28 players have been arrested since the Super Bowl! A Cleveland Browns rookie has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.
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.
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. The Browns said in a statement that the team is “aware of the situation.”
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Walcott was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia last month. In 45 games for Virginia, he totaled 128 career tackles, 1.5 sacks, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.