Posted June 26, 2013

Browns rookie Ausar Walcott charged with attempted murder

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Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder. (David Dermer/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly punched a man in Passaic, N.J., according to The RecordThe Browns released Walcott later Wednesday.

According to Detective Andrew White of the Passaic police, Walcott punched Derrick Jones, 24, in the head outside a gentlemen’s club early Sunday morning. Jones, who lives in New York City, was hospitalized and remains in critical condition.

Walcott was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third degree endangering an injured victim. Walcott turned himself in to police and his bail has been set at $500,000. The Browns signed Walcott as an undrafted free-agent last month and said they are “aware of the situation.”

The former University of Virginia linebacker was suspended two years ago after he was arrested following an altercation at James Madison University.

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76 comments
pandah462
pandah462

Attempted murder seems like a stretch in this case.  Did he punch the guy because the guy said he'd never heard of him and said he has a funny name?

U Know I'm Right
U Know I'm Right

If the NFL keeps drafting ghetto trash they will be in the basement forever.

L7
L7

If these are all the facts, I have to agree with some of the comments that this is utter nonsense. What kind of man accuses another man of attempted murder for a punch to the head?

Baldeagle
Baldeagle

What's that saying "Nothing good ever happens after 12:00"

piizzadude
piizzadude

The Bengals roster is filling out nicely.

/only brought it up because I got railed on in the other thread.

tukwilatommygun
tukwilatommygun

ok  half a million and the guy aint dead.  hernandez bail????  me thinks no bail.  suicide risk to everybody he knows.


biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

"We like him, but we had to make a roster spot for Aaron Hernandez."

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

Another altercation at a "gentlemen's club" -- mediaspeak for "skin bar."

You can take the hood out of the 'hood, but you can't take the 'hood out of the hood.



ImmaFubared
ImmaFubared

What? Don't have the balls like the Pats to dump this guy. Cleveland is just no class. Must really be hurting at linebacker? 

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

"Gentlemen's Club?" Please spare us the stupid euphemism. It is a STRIP club, where sad, destitute women do lots of cocaine, so they can bring themselves to get naked to be ogled by loser men. No gentleman would be caught dead in one. If the men in these clubs knew what the strippers really thought about them -and say backstage - they would be humiliated.

sugaslim
sugaslim

what a joke. the headline is hes charged with attempted murder but upon further scrutiny it was at worst a sucker punch at best self defence. sorry but this story is utter nonsense and not even worth  the 30 seconds it took to read or the 30 it took to write this....

darrell7
darrell7

Charges might be a bit extreme for a punch.......don't know the details but the story leaves a lot of guessing.  If it was a fight....I just dont see these charges sticking

KevinDoucette
KevinDoucette

Browns didn't like it that the Patriots were getting all the attention.

Jean
Jean

Dem Obammie sons jest can't behave.

John4
John4

Notice that some teams go with that "you can have the team's logo on your helmet when you have earned it, rookie" nonsense.  The Browns can't do that! 

Topazinator
Topazinator

I sure wish some white players would act like no-good unassimilated thugs.  That way we could have some real diversity.

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

@U Know I'm RightBy "ghetto" what do you mean? A quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure? An impoverished, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged residential area of a city, usually troubled by a disproportionately large amount of crime?

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

@L7 There are a couple logical problems with your statement. First, these are obviously not all the facts. Second, you're assuming that the guy laying in the hospital in critical condition is accusing him of anything. Just for argument's sake, do you know what a rabbit punch is?

Ad1967
Ad1967

Where is the Tebow support here?? Just like previous post- Tebow is a lousy QB- I don't care about his religious beliefs - like most people - good for him to praise the lord- but don't be so sensitive because he is a lousy QB

ImmaFubared
ImmaFubared

@sugaslim sounds like he beat this guy why he was on the ground, possibly kicking him in the head, sounds like another angry brother to me. 

Whatever
Whatever

@darrell7 Did you not read that the guy is in critical condition? If you punch someone and they fall, hit their head on something sharp and die, you committed murder. It's not first degree murder because you lacked the intent to kill, but it would be a lesser murder charge.

mashley278
mashley278

@Jean Neither can inbred, uneducated, white trash on message boards. Please stop embarrassing those of us who are normal white people.

mashley278
mashley278

@Topazinator Why do inbreds like you insist on embarrassing white people? About 68-70% of NFL players are black. Soooooo according to MATH (statistics ya know), if someone gets in trouble in the NFL, it would more likely be a black person - same with the NBA. Your comment should probably say "I wish some black players in the NHL..." See how dumb you sound now? BREAKING NEWS!!! Most of the people that get in trouble in the NBA are black!!! OH MY!! Now, the funny news is when you consider white players in the NFL that cause issues..at only 28% of the rosters...

John4
John4

@Topazinator NFL player diversity in criminal activity.  That's funny.

U Know I'm Right
U Know I'm Right

@biasedsportsfan @U Know I'm Right Yes in part.  Plus an area that has one parent present, no moral teaching, high crime, high drug, high teen pregnancy and living in a government supported environment.  It is a depressing hopeless life at best.

Colonel
Colonel

@biasedsportsfan @L7  agreed the state is charging him with attempted murder because of the severity of the man's injuries.  Let me ask you if he dies should he not be charged with murder? It's an honest question I don't know, maybe manslaughter would be a more appropriate charge.  I don't think we know all the facts, but from the charge of "endangering an injured victim" it sounds like he might have kept beating the guy after he was down and incapacitated.

Ad1967
Ad1967

Right on!!!midwestgolffan a bigoted redneck loser!!

darrell7
darrell7

Not true!  I've know of someone that it has happened to......charges reduced to negligent homicide.  Received 5 years and out!

mishmosh2000
mishmosh2000

@Whatever @darrell7 Yup.  These young men should realize that any time you deliver a harsh blow to the head, someone can die and it will ruin your life.  Not just them falling but intracranial bleeds can lead to brain swelling and rapid deterioration.  Many people die from this.

U Know I'm Right
U Know I'm Right

@biasedsportsfan @U Know I'm Right There is always exceptions to the norms.  But explain to me if blacks are 10% of our population why would they be 80% of our incarcerated?  Yet take people like Quincy Jones (a cousin) and look at the great good he has done.  It is statistics. 

Colonel
Colonel

@biasedsportsfan @U Know I'm Right @U Know I'm Right Oh and how about Aaron Hernandez?  If it turns out he did do what he is accused of...he was born and raised in Bristol, CT.  Home of ESPN and a town ranked as one of the Best Places to Live (84th) by Money Magazine.

Colonel
Colonel

@biasedsportsfan @U Know I'm Right @U Know I'm Right Not sure what you mean by "in the basement forever" as the NFL is the top sport in the United States. Not to mention plenty of well to do people from good upbringings have run afoul of the law.  Jovan Belcher for instance who murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself last year grew up in the middle class community of West Babylon, NY.  Graduated from West Babylon HS, which graduates over 90% of its students. He was known as an athlete with great character who came back often and worked and loved kids. 

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

@U Know I'm Right @biasedsportsfan Clearly no one capable of living a good, moral life could come from such a place. Clearly there is no intentional act of society to render such a portion of the population living in such conditions. Clearly no athletes who lived in anything but the best social conditions should be allowed to play professional sports.

JohnScott2
JohnScott2

@darrell7 I agree with you.  The charge is "attempted murder" which implies intent to kill which is very hard to do, especially if there is no history between the two.  What we have here is an overzealous prosecutor trying to make a name for themselves by trying a professional athlete on an exaggerated charge.  Hope you can prove to the judge and jury that you can read minds.

darrell7
darrell7

@RobMaynard @darrell7 Again....the charges seem extreme for a fight......and again not enough info...however if it was a fight I do not see the charges sticking......something much lower will be pleaded out

RobMaynard
RobMaynard

@darrell7 You realize homicide means murder right.. that would qualify as a "lesser murder charge" as OP had mentioned..

MattyJReilly
MattyJReilly

@Gutterb @Sulkaman @MattyJReilly @John4

~70% of NFL players are black. Therefore you'll get more black players getting into trouble bc they make up a higher percentage of the league. 

thanks for this brilliant education right here

Gutterb
Gutterb

@Sulkaman @MattyJReilly @John4 ~70% of NFL players are black. Therefore you'll get more black players getting into trouble bc they make up a higher percentage of the league. 

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

@MattyJReilly @Sulkaman @John4 You're right. We should spend our energy on more important things like trying to get the Redskins to change their name.  Off to that message board I go.

MattyJReilly
MattyJReilly

@Sulkaman @John4 @MattyJReilly

"I sure wish some white players would act like no-good unassimilated thugs.  That way we could have some real diversity."

this makes an assumption that only non-whites act like "no-good unassimilated thugs."  if you really don't see that as a racially charged statement, then i don't understand the point of trying to go back and forth on this.  i was just pointing out that his statement is extremely racially biased.  there is no way around that honestly.


Sulkaman
Sulkaman

@John4 @MattyJReilly Save your breath John. It could be 100% of the players that committed crimes in the NFL were black and pointing it out would be RACIST!!! You can't win the argument with the PC police like Matty. The fact of the matter is that a TON of pro sports players are inner city thugs that never change  (despite going to college). And the bulk of them are black. Deal with it Matty and stop acting like a woman with the race card. Men don't do that. Oh wait. Now SEXIST!!!

John4
John4

@MattyJReilly Maybe it does not need anything.  Topaz' comment does not appear racist to me.  You should enlighten me with your knowledge.