NFL: Browns cut troubled LB
June 28, 2013 11:00 AM

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns released a rookie who is charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man in the head outside a club in northern New Jersey.

Ausar Walcott turned himself in to Passaic police Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in an incident that happened

around 3 a.m. Sunday. The linebacker was signed by the Browns on May 13 following a tryout. The team announced his release Wednesday.

Walcott, 23, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an i njured victim, said Salvatore Bellomo, a senior assistant prosecutor.

He said the complaint alleges Walcott punched a man in the head, critically injuring him.

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