Cleveland Browns former rookie linebacker, Ausar Walcott, has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder in the state of New Jersey.
Walcott was arrested June 28th, 2013 in Paterson, N.J. after punching a gentleman named Derek Jones in the side of the head outside The Palace Gentlemen’s Club in Passaic early Sunday. A prosecutor says Jones is in a medically induced coma at a New York hospital, where he’s listed in critical condition.
Walcott is being held on $500,000 bail and is represented by a public defender while he tries to hire an attorney. Walcott, who played for the University of Virginia, was signed by the Browns on May 13 following a tryout. The team released him Wednesday.